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New Bangkok police chief to enforce traffic law strictly as he lifts all traffic checkpoints

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New Bangkok police chief to enforce traffic law strictly as he lifts all traffic checkpoints

By Thai PBS

 

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BANGKOK: -- The acting commissioner of Metropolitan Police Bureau yesterday (Oct 2) announced to lift all traffic checkpoints in Bangkok, reasoning that they didn’t help much to ease traffic problems.

 

Pol Lt-Gen Chanthep Sesawech, the acting MPB commissioner, announced his priorities in assuming the Bangkok police chief, after he led Bangkok senior police to worship and pay respects to ancient Thai and Chinese shrines at the MPB Headquarters on Monday before assuming the top position in the bureau.

 

Pol Lt Gen Chanthep said he would lift all traffic checkpoints as he saw setting up such checkpoints do more harm than good.

 

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/new-bangkok-police-chief-enforce-traffic-law-strictly-lifts-traffic-checkpoints/

 
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4 hours ago, darksidedog said:

Most of us have commented on the appalling driving we see on the roads and many of us have bemoaned the tea money stops while nothing was done to stop poor and dangerous driving. I hope that finally they have seen the light and will address the real issue. The carnage on the roads has to come down, and I wish them every success in actually starting to do so.

Time for idiot-Thailand-fans to jump in and point out that if you don't like it here you can always leave.

 

But totally agree with you.

I've even had several occasions where the roadblocks were so badly visible from a distance that you see people almost crashing into each other because traffic goes from 100-120km/h to a complete stop without warning.

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The easy money would be targeting cars parked in no parking zones. That would really help in so many ways! 

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5 hours ago, darksidedog said:

Most of us have commented on the appalling driving we see on the roads and many of us have bemoaned the tea money stops while nothing was done to stop poor and dangerous driving. I hope that finally they have seen the light and will address the real issue. The carnage on the roads has to come down, and I wish them every success in actually starting to do so.

 

I think the point is it costs the economy more in lost time for business than the small fines generated by the checkpoints 

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Maybe then the national police chief will follow suit for the rest of Thailand.

 

I can only dream!

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46 minutes ago, RBOP said:

So drink drivers will have no worries then.


You actually think their check points stops  drunk drivers? That's adorable!

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