Response to editorial



True enough that some traffic control lights could be moved (re: editorial: Taxis, lights, exacerbate Pattaya growing traffic problem, Mailbag, April 22), at little expense, to more appropriate locations but the other suggestions would be very costly and 1 or 2 are impossible – cannot make sois wider for example. One immediate low/no cost, albeit possibly temporary solution, is to use as in San Francisco, New York, Paris, Chicago, traffic police, in the street, relieving, when properly trained, the congestion. Pattaya has many, many policemen with “traffic” on their vests but one very rarely sees one actually out where the vehicular movement is. School them and put them in the street.

Don Aleman