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Bangkok traffic police give voters a bonus privilege

Mar 24. 2019
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By The Nation

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The Metropolitan Police Bureau on Sunday allowed Bangkok voters to park their cars in no-parking zones close to polling stations.

Deputy chief in charge of traffic Pol Maj Gen Jirasan Kaeosaeng-ek said there were more vehicles than usual on city roads for a Sunday, but no serious congestion. 

Jirasan said he’d instructed officers at all 88 police stations in Bangkok to monitor the situation throughout the day and facilitate voters by allowing them to park close to polling stations until 5pm, when voting ends. 

Kerbside parking would occupy only one traffic lane, he said, and no one would be allowed to double-park.

Jirasan told traffic police to pay particular attention to 22 polling stations in locales where traffic congestion could be expected. 

These include Rajadamri School, the Saphansung Youth Centre, Rat Burana School, Wat Singha School, Ramkhamhaeng University 2 Campus and Assumption University.

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