BANGKOK, 15th April 2018 – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered traffic and security officers to facilitate holidaymakers’ return with a focus on safety.
Relaying the prime minister’s concerns over the safety of road users, Government Spokesperson Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd said today security agencies including the military and the Thai Police are working hand in hand to make sure people return safely from their holiday and continue to educate road users about the traffic law.
To improve road safety, checkpoints and rest areas have been set up at more than 2,000 locations across Thailand.
Apart from ensuring that public transport operators comply with the law, these checkpoints offer free vehicle inspections and refreshments.
The prime minister also urged drivers to avoid speeding, driving while intoxicated or drunk, and riding motorbikes without safety helmets.
Gen Prayut also asked security officers at bus terminals, airports, train stations, and seaports to be on a 24-hour lookout for scams and criminal activity and to make sure that no passengers are left stranded.