Holidays mean traffic in Pattaya and the back to back long weekends proved no differently as traffic officers worked intersections and shuffled traffic cones to keep cars moving.
Police worked roads and shortcuts connecting Sukhumvit Road with major north-south arteries, with more than 20 traffic police officers and additional volunteers working congested points such as the Dolphin Roundabout. Many wrote tickets, but others let go those making illegal U-turns and parking illegally with a warning.
Heavy holiday traffic caused backups in many areas, including North Pattaya Road (shown here).
At the traffic circle, officers erected metal fences to block U-turns to keep traffic moving to Beach Road and into Naklua.
Capt. Tepparat Sukrakan said the heavy traffic is normal, but police were under orders from provincial commanders to keep things moving.