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Crackdown on drink driving in Bangkok starting April 1

Tanutam Thawan

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With bars and nightclubs now back open, Bangkok police plan to crackdown on drink driving. DUI checkpoints will be set up around the city starting on April 1, according to Thai media.

Bangkok is still classified as an “orange zone” by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. In orange zones, bars and nightclubs are ordered to close at 11pm while in yellow zones, the venues are ordered to close at midnight.

Despite the restrictions on hours, bars and nightclubs in Bangkok have been past 11pm. Some until 2am, still selling alcohol as usual. Nightlife is nearly back to normal.

Reports don’t say exactly where the checkpoints will be, but Bangkok station chiefs have been told to set up the alcohol checks in areas where there are frequent accidents.

Bangkok police must be in uniform at the drink driving checkpoints. Police checkpoints must also have clear signage. The station chief must be named and police must name the officer in charge.

SOURCE: Thai Visa

 

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    Alan

    Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    If you have a thousand bat in your pocket you will be OK

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    Roger Bruce

    Monday, March 29, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Crackdown ..lol
    The only crack is in the Gov and Police in Thailand
    They tried this 100 times never work too many people
    Too many cars
    No interest in police to do this work
    Yes and Payments to allow to keep driving
    Land of Smiles again shows Land of Dreamers ..Still, never stop the body bags on the roads

    Good Luck Thailand

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    sam

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:48 am

    It is a difficult task of stopping drink driving in the country due to the mindset of most Thais,as they have a tendency to violate traffic rules. Furthermore,the punishment imposed is too lenient and some people with powerful connections are let off easily.It will be a miracle,if accidents drop drastically come April 1st 2021 and the coming Songkran holidays.

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