Traffic bad? Blame Pattaya police

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Nikom Sangkaew, talked to police about the people’s complaints.
Nikom Sangkaew, talked to police about the people’s complaints.

South Pattaya residents have had enough with police checkpoints tying up traffic.

Nikom Sangkaew advisor to the mayor of Pattaya led a team of city officials to the Sophon Market intersection Aug. 8 following published complaints about heavy traffic caused by a police checkpoint.

Sure enough, Nikom arrived to find officers and volunteers stopping vehicles at the busy intersection, causing backups and congestion.

Nikom talked to the officers and explained the public’s complaints. The police promised to adjust their checkpoints to alleviate congestion.