The National Police Office spokesman Pol Gen Detnarong Suthicharnbancha said that police would tend to all aspects of public safety from their travelling back homes, traffic on main and secondary roads and drunk driving.
He warned that motorists who were caught drunk or drinking while driving would have their cars impounded and the drivers sent to court on charges of drunk driving or reckless driving.
Deputy Bangkok Governor Mrs Pussadee Tamthai, meanwhile, said the city administration had appealed to stores at Khao Sarn road to not sell alcoholic drinks during Songkran festival.
Also, she said that each district office was instructed to hold Songkran celebration in just one location and to encourage no alcoholic drinks.
Director-general of the Department of Probation Pol Col Narath Sawettanan said that the department would introduce a new form of community service for convicted rogue drivers by putting them to work at morgues in hospitals.
The whole country appears to be in festive mood today. In Khon Kaen, students from several schools were mobilized to fill water in used water bottles punctured with holes to be used for water splashing in order to save water.
In Hat Yai, the Thamnoonvithi road was sealed off with a stage and tents set up on the road in preparation for the celebration while tourists from Singapore and Malaysia were streaming out of their hotels to the site of celebration.
PATTAYA POLICE GET GET XTREME HEADSTART WITH GOPRO
On Monday afternoon at 12;00 pm on 11th April Pattaya police received a welcome gift to assist with law enforcement and increase officer productivity.
Takiantia District Mayor Mr. Manop Pragobtam arrived at Banglamung Police Station with a consignmet of 20 GoPro Helmet Cameras worth 30,000
The camera campaign pioneered by Police Colonel Chonnapat Navalakare, are to be used in Pattaya police’s latest initiative as support in the enhancement of prevention and repression of crime.
Soon our crime news could come to you direct from the helmets of police officers.