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Offline thaiga

Police praised for getting rid of 'road occupiers'
« on: May 18, 2016, 12:27:45 PM »
Well done the BIB, don't it just pee you off when you finally find a parking space only to find someone has put plastic chairs outside their shop so you can't park. So the bib are collecting them up.
 "If someone contact us for the return of their assets, they will face a maximum fine of 500 baht for hindering public roads."


Police praised for getting rid of 'road occupiers'


Photos from Facebook of Samran Rat police station.

Staking claims on public roads as personal parking space by putting odd objects on them is a common sight in Bangkok, but for over a year Samran Rat police have made sure there is no such thing as personal parking space in their jurisdiction.

Samran Rat police in Bangkok have received overwhelming praise and support from the public after photos of its officers taking away objects placed on traffic surface on a soi on their motorcycles circulated in social media.

The items thought to belong to owners of streetside commercial building homes included a bucket, two plastic chairs and two car bumpers.

The photos, originally posted on the police station's Facebook, went viral after Facebook of Thailand Police Story shared them. 

Parking is allowed on certain roads and streets at specific times. But motorists looking for parking space on minor roads and sois are hard pressed to find any because local home and shop owners stake claims on public roads in front of their homes by putting objects there around the clock.

Many commentators agreed that roadside residents could not arbitrarily claim the road space in front of their houses as their own and called for the same crackdown everywhere in Bangkok. 

Songthai Chailoey, a commentator, wrote: “This is Thailand only, where people buy roadside homes and get parking space on public roads for free."

Supornrat Kanyawarat wrote while she understood roadside residents’ plight of not having parking space, she agreed that other people’s right has been violated by these road occupiers.

Pol Lt Col Somkasem Jarak, Samran Rat police station’s deputy chief in charge of traffic affairs, told Thairath Online that the crackdown began a year ago but had not been publicised until the photos were posted online.

He said officials use a saleng (tricycle), tuk tuk, pickup truck and a motorcycle to pick up the items the road occupiers put on the roads to stake their claims. The items confiscated varied from paint containers, home-made poles, wooden chairs and even car bumpers.

“Before we seize them, we always ask people nearby who own them. But few admit they belong to them so we can't fine (the violators)," Pol Lt Col Somkasem said.

"If someone contact us for the return of their assets, they will face a maximum fine of 500 baht for hindering public roads."



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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Police praised for getting rid of 'road occupiers'
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 08:42:53 PM »
This a real problem in Korat as well.  This is another one of those things that really gets under my skin.  I just get out of my truck and move them and park.  Fcuk um. If someone comes out to bitch, I tell them in Thai that is public parking. 

The security guard at the Raya Grand near The Walrus once put tires on the road trying to block from their driveway all the way down to where the shops start.  I got out of my truck, grabbed them and threw them on the grass.  The security came out all panicky and said that spot was reserved for buses that were going to arrive.  I told him no one can reserve a public road and walked away.  What was funny was he went and put the tires back where he could, but a friend of mine showed up to meet me at The Walrus and he too grabbed the tires and threw them on the grass and parked his car there LOL.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Police praised for getting rid of 'road occupiers'
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 11:27:48 AM »
They banned these guys from the sidewalk so they set up in the road.
A couple of photos going round on social media at the moment, story below from bangkok.coconuts.co




Banned from sidewalk, vendors set up food carts on street
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

 



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