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Motorcycle cops ready to rescue school chauffeurs from traffic snarls

Oct 31. 2018
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By The Nation

Bangkok parents stuck in traffic while trying to chauffeur their kids to school can now call in motorcycle police to fish them out.

Pol Lt Gen Damrongsak Kittipraphat, the city’s assistant police commissioner general, said on Wednesday amid a busy start to the semester that parents could tap into the “emergency ferry” service by calling 1197.

It’s only available, though, if they’re within 10 kilometres of their kids’ schools and near 18 locations where motorcycle cops are on standby.

The locations include the expressway exits onto Ploenchit, Silom and Victory Monument and under the Rama IV expressway.

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