Another parking ‘crackdown’ announced

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Chonburi police have launched the latest in the innumerable number of “crackdowns” on parking and traffic scofflaws in Pattaya, this time not even saying how long it would last.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Amphon Buarubporn, commander of Chonburi police, dispatched a task force of local police, representatives from Banglamung District, soldiers from the 14th Military Circle, volunteers and businesspeople to fan out across the city to look for people creating problems on the roads.

A platoon of motorcycle police set out after closing down Beach Road to announce strict measures would be taken for an unspecified amount of time to reduce traffic in Pattaya.

Amphon said Chonburi, especially Pattaya requires security policies that respond to the number of people here and create convenience for tourists who are traveling or need to park their vehicles.

Five areas are being targeted: Reckless driving, parking in restricted areas, stopping were not permitted, driving the wrong way, and having unregistered or falsely registered vehicles.

Parking “crackdowns” are announced regularly and have had little actual impact on traffic problems in Pattaya. Officials did not say how long this latest effort would continue.