The Royal Thai Police (RTP) has announced plans to invest 22 million baht on traffic checkpoints equipped with flashing lights and stop signs.
Recent allegations of extortion involving police personnel and tourists spurred national police commander Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas to strengthen road checkpoint regulations.
The proposal to acquire 1,484 sets of traffic barriers is compliant with the Public Procurement and Supplies Administration Act of 2017 and will be carried out in this manner.
The RTP’s Office of Logistics also intends to spend 98 million baht on 10,000 electronic devices for issuing fixed-penalty traffic violations penalties.
The national police head stated that the purchase and other steps seek to promote openness and accountability in the RTP’s activities, while also making the environment safer and more secure for visitors and the general public.