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Police in Bangkok are working hard to reduce accidents and it was all smiles in Hua Mark this morning when a new initiative was introduced.
Traffic cops will be holding up hand held signs to educate the public about their driving habits, reported Daily News.
The one with the motorcyclists joining in with the smiles reminds riders to stay behind the white line to reduce accidents.
While the more somber cop has one reminding motorists not to use their phone to access the internet, play games and chat while driving.
The initiative is the brainchild of Hua Mark police in Bangkok who held a meeting in Ramkhamhaeng yesterday to explain their hands on approach to lowering the death toll on the roads.
The scheme is called “Thanon Khon Dee” in Thai which might be translated as “Roads for Nice Folks”.
Spokesman Pornsak Phithakphunsin said that the scheme was to promote understanding and improve driving standards. “We want motorists to think about safety so we can reduce loss of life and damage in accidents 24/7,” he said.
While Hua Mark chief Tawat Wongsanga said that the placards were being made at all stations in their jurisdiction.