Dangerous traffic stop



On Tuesday at 11:00am I was riding southbound on Sukhumvit Highway, just north of Pattaya Tai. A highway cop was standing in the middle of the highway motioning for me to come across four lanes of traffic to a motorcycle checkpoint at the Highway Police station. This is incredibly dangerous to bikers and the cop as cars/trucks are speeding.

As a fire/safety/medic of 30 years I’ve seen officers and firefighters killed merely standing on the side of the road. I would not heed their orders to do it again and risk getting killed. The farang volunteers at this checkpoint can’t possibly have any formal emergency services training and are complicit in this death defying situation.

G. Schlotter

Fire-Safety Chief, Ret.