BANGKOK, 17 April 2019 (NNT) - The measure to seize vehicles from persons found driving after drinking alcohol during the five days of the Songkran holidays resulted in some 5,000 cars and motorcycles being seized by officials.
From 11th-15th April, officials seized 5,318 vehicles from drunk drivers, namely 3,907 motorcycles and 1,411 cars. The officials have filed cases against the violators, 104,279 of whom are motorcycle drivers, and 73,139 public or private car drivers.
Confiscated vehicles are being stored safety by officials, allowing owners to retrieve their vehicles after the Songkran festival, except the vehicles of owners pending legal case proceedings.
The general public started travelling back to Bangkok from their hometowns yesterday, with key Bangkok-bound roads from all regions being crowded with traffic. Taxis and public buses run by the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority are available at Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal to cater to travellers continuing their journey into central Bangkok.