Top cop visits checkpoints as 12 die in Chonburi during Songkran

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Provincial Police Region 2 deputy commander Maj. Gen. Worathchai Srirattanawuthi visits a checkpoint set up near Big C South Pattaya during Songkran to meet with uniformed officers and volunteers.
Provincial Police Region 2 deputy commander Maj. Gen. Worathchai Srirattanawuthi visits a checkpoint set up near Big C South Pattaya during Songkran to meet with uniformed officers and volunteers.

A top regional police official checked the checkpoints set up during Songkran in Banglamung District.

Provincial Police Region 2 deputy commander Maj. Gen. Worathchai Srirattana­wuthi visited the checkpoint set up near Big C South Pattaya to meet with uniformed officers and volunteers April 15.

Worathchai brought two big boxes of pasteurized milk to those on duty and expressed his thanks for their efforts. He urged everyone to strictly enforce the law, especially as it related to drunk driving and use of helmets and seat belts.

The deputy commander later moved to other checkpoints in the area to show his appreciation and say thanks to those on duty on behalf of the Region 2 commander.

Despite police efforts, however, Thailand – which has the world’s deadliest roads in two recent surveys – saw the nationwide death toll rise this year to 418 from 390 during Songkran 2017. In Chonburi alone, 12 people died on the roads between April 11 and 17.