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The long arm of the law grows 40 wheels as Phuket police gain a new fleet

Phuket's Shiny Fleet Ready to Roll

Thursday, March 1, 2012
PHUKET: Ten shiny new Phuket police cars will soon be spotted patrolling the coast in Patong, Karon, Kata, Rawai, Chalong, Bang Tao and Kamala as part of a 5.9 million baht upgrade.

The shiny new vehicles were lined up today in the ground of Phuket Police Headquarters in Phuket City. ''Soon,'' said Deputy Phuket Police Commander Major General Pirayut Karajedi, the long arm of the law will gain 40 shiny new wheels.

''We are very greatful to have the approval of Region 8 and the budget from the Royal Thai Police in Bangkok to improve our international image,'' he said.

Signs on the vehicles make it plain that three are destined for Kathu Police Station in Patong, three are headed for Chalong, two will stay in Phuket City and one each will be seen around Kamal and Cherng Talay.

The black Mazda 2s certainly will lift the profile of Phuket's beachside police - and probably offer a better ride for both offenders and victims from time to time than the pickups have previously done.

There is no word yet, though, as to whether the shiny paintwork is to be risked in pursuing speedsters and other traffic offenders.

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Surely the view from the rear view mirror will be somewhat obstructed with huge letters stuck all across the back window.As usual a well thought out idea with no regard to safety and line of sight.A Honda Click will have a better view with a correctly alinged Wing Mirror than this Blind Spot catastrophe an accident waiting to happen.Ooops I forgot nobody looks in rear view mirrors in Thailand.

Posted by Safety First on March 1, 2012 17:27

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You should be on Thai Visa Mr safety first, with all the other negative expats.
A step in the right direction for the police.

Posted by lord Jim on March 1, 2012 18:22

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I hope they come equipped with lazyboy recliners, and a receptacle for cash contributions.

Posted by fw on March 2, 2012 07:28

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Probably the officers will not see anything going on around them, because the windows are tinted beyond the level of legality.

Posted by Fritz Pinguin on March 2, 2012 08:31

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Has anybody seen any of these cars "patrolling" yet? I have seen one. I see many police still using the pick up trucks with lights for patrols.

Posted by Dun on April 27, 2012 13:07

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i have in patong, 2 police officers close the half on rat u thit road, and walked to a tailorshop.

Posted by nanai2 on April 27, 2012 16:54


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