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Dongtan Beach speed bumps deter after hours racing in Jomtien

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Jomtien Beach now has new speed bumps and lines painted on the roads to help deter motorbikes and cars speeding down the road along the beach late at night. The local Pattaya council has now installed speed bumps in Dongtan Beach in Jomtien to discouraging the speeding.

While vehicles are currently prohibited from 10am – 5pm daily, cars and motorbikes have been speeding through the area in the evenings creating hazards for beachgoers and joggers.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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