Pattaya police target smoke-belching trucks

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Traffic police targeted smoke-belching vehicles at a Sukhumvit Road checkpoint in South Pattaya.
Traffic police targeted smoke-belching vehicles at a Sukhumvit Road checkpoint in South Pattaya.

Traffic police targeted smoke-belching vehicles at a Sukhumvit Road checkpoint in South Pattaya.

Numerous vehicles violating air-quality standards were ticketed. Pollution Control Department officers also affixed yellow stickers to the vehicles and recorded their license plate numbers suspending use of the vehicles for 30 days while the exhaust systems are repaired.

Companies using the cited vehicles during that time are subject to a 5,000-baht fine.