Police strengthens road safety & traffic convenience during New Year holiday

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BANGKOK, 7 December 2014 – The Royal Thai Police has already stepped up measures to boost road safety and traffic convenience for holiday makers ahead of the New Year Festival. 

Deputy police chief Pol Lt-Gen Reungsak Jarit-ek said Police chief Somyot Pumpunmuang has already reiterated to police personnel to prepare all the measures one month in advance. The measures involve management of both in-bound and out-bound traffic around Bangkok and its perimeter as well as in various provinces.

The Police headquarters in Bangkok will coordinate with its Traffic Police Division, the Highway Police Division and the 191 emergency call network of the Provincial Police Division in ensuring traffic convenience and efforts to reduce road accidents.

Besides, the Police’s Neighbourhood Watch Scheme remains in service and the police intend to mobilize people in 30,000 households as volunteers in the scheme.

Moreover, he said that the police have expanded its emergency hotline service through collaboration with privately-run hotline providers, allowing people who need help to call 1955 for notification of any emergency and 1197 for traffic inquiries.