Some bus drivers still haven’t learned the size of their buses, and
often attempt to drive them places where they don’t belong. Here,
municipal officer Kietinarong Panpra helps guide a large bus down a
narrow soi. For more on what municipal officers’ duties are in helping
In addition to rousting food vendors from side
streets and ticketing street merchants, Pattaya’s squadron of regulatory
enforcement officers also attempt to keep unruly traffic in line.
Ten city hall officers have been assigned to traffic
duty in front of the Pattaya Redemptorist School, Bali Hai Pier and the
intersection of South and Second Roads when Pattaya School No. 8 lets
“Performing these duties is just part of the mission
of the municipal officers to help in clearing the congested traffic,”
said Maj. Jeerawat Sukhonthazup.
City officers can also be dispatched to other areas
to clear traffic jams, such as the gridlock that occurred Feb. 27 on
Naklua Soi 14 where buses and trucks had blocked a three-way
“I have been working as a municipal officer for about
four years and I want to help Pattaya become a better-regulated city
because it is a tourism center that needs a good image,” said Officer
Kietinarong Panpra. “I love the job and am very happy to help people.”
Municipal officers are also sent to help when a
citizen’s car breaks down or is involved in an accident. To enlist their
help for any of these matters, call Pattaya’s emergency number: 1337.
Pol. Maj. Jeerawat
Sukhonthazup addresses Region 2 municipal officers before dispersing
them into the city.