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Traffic police still on job after ‘dangerous’ New Year’s period

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The “seven dangerous days” are over, but Pattaya’s traffic police are still furiously writing traffic tickets.

About 20 officers and volunteers were manning a checkpoint on Sukhumvit Road at Central Road Jan. 3 with long lines of motorbikes and cars being cited for violations.

Police said the most common offenses were motorcyclists not wearing helmets and motorists not fastening seat belts.

Nationally, the government said 373 people were killed on the kingdom’s roads during the “seven dangerous days” from Dec. 27 – Jan. 2. That marked a 20 percent year-on-year decrease and the lowest fatality total for the new year’s period since 2015.

Courts processed nearly 9,200 cases, with the most common offense being drunk driving.





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