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Police ignore motorbikes and trucks illegally using Pattaya underpass

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By Jetsada Homklin

When Pattaya’s Central Road bypass tunnel eventually opened, police were vigorous in their enforcement barring motorcycles and large trucks from using the new underpass.

But that didn’t last long.

Pattaya Mail is reporting that tourists and residents both have complained that large numbers of motorcyclists are speeding through the tunnel with little fear of being stung with the 1,000 baht fine. The report claims that police are “nowhere to be seen”.

In August 2017, when the tunnel opened, 18 motorists were stopped and fined in its first three days of operation. Police said numerous signs clearly pointed out which vehicles are not permitted through the underpass.

“Now drivers simply ignore them and police don’t bother to enforce them,” according to the Pattaya Mail.

Mmotorbikes, tuk-tuks and carts are not allowed to use the tunnel as there is no dedicated lane for them. Also prohibited are large trucks, trucks carrying hazardous materials or trailers longer than five metres.

The speed limit inside the tunnel is 80 kilometres per hour and stopping inside the underpass is prohibited.

SOURCE: Pattaya Mail



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    Somchai

    March 16, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Can not be! The reason that Thailand has the most dangerous roads in the world, which has been a secret for a long time, is finally revealed!

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Pattaya officials help a Finnish tourist sort out a lost passport and luggage

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Pattaya Tourist Police have coordinated with local agencies to help a 53 year old Finnish tourist Jussi Harri Tuokkola. He’d lost his passport, luggage, cash and other valuable items on Tuesday.

The manager of the Grand Palazzo Hotel alerted Pattaya Tourist Police that Mr Tuokkola had sought help from the hotel as his luggage and passport were missing.

The tourist police contacted related agencies to help sort out his dilemma. Mr Tuokkola had neither cash nor any documents. The tourist police then coordinated with the Finnish consulate to help him as well.

The officers questioned him and found out that a friend of the tourist had earlier alerted Pattaya Police that Mr Tuokkola’s luggage had disappeared. The luggage was later found and taken to Pattaya Police to help find the owner.

The tourist police then took the the man to Pattaya Police Station to identify his lost luggage. At the same time, officers contacted Finnair Airlines to book a flight for him as the tourist used to work at the airline and had an open-ended ticket.

The Pattaya Tourist Police also coordinated with tourist police based at Suvarnabhumi airport and the Tourist Assistance Centre to help contact staff at the Finnair Airlines counter for him.

After everything was arranged, Tourist Police and patrol officers accompanied Mr Tuokkola to a bus terminal to board a tour bus, operated by Rungruang Tour Company, to Suvarnabhumi airport.

Good news all around for Pattaya officials in helping Mr Tuokkola get his luggage back and get to the airport.

Contact 1155 for Tourism Police anywhere in Thailand.

SOURCE: Tourist Police Bureau

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Man stabbed at a Chon Buri karaoke lounge

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PHOTO: Thai Rath

Police were called to a karaoke lounge in Sri Racha, Chon Buri last night after a man was stabbed following an argument.

39 year old Chuchart Kamngern was found outside the lounge with a serious stab wound to the left side of his chest and was rushed to hospital in Sri Racha.

Thai Rath reports that staff at the lounge on Nong Khor – Sri Racha Road told police that two men had had an argument in the toilets before one returned to the counter, and the other person to the VIP room.

Witnesses say the man sitting by the counter then got a wooden club and hit the victim over the head. As staff tried to intervene, and the victim tried to run out, the assailant stabbed him in the left side of his chest.

The attacker fled the scene and police are now hunting for him.

SOURCE: Thai Rath

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Japanese tourist re-united with his bag and valuables

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PHOTO: The Pattaya News

A Japanese tourist has offered his sincere thanks to a minivan driver, Pattaya’s Tourist Police and the Department of Land Transport.

The Pattaya News reports that 46 year old Japanese tourist Ryochi Mihashi had taken a minivan ride from Rayong to South Pattaya but left his bag in the van. The bag contained 4,100 baht, US$440, 56,000 yen, his phone and notebook.

The driver Somchai Bunsiri handed the bag into the Land Transport offices on Sunday after finding bag left in his van. The Japanese Embassy and local tourist police were able to help track down Ryochi and re-unite him with his lost bag.

Chief of the Pattaya Tourist police Lt-Col Piyapong Ensarn hosted a quick photo opportunity with Ryochi  confirming that all was in order.

The Japanese tourist expressed his gratitude to the driver for his honesty, and the DLT and police for being able to find him.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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