No More Water Barrels on Pickups and No Pressure Guns

 | Thu 31 Mar 2016 05:56 ICT

CityNews – March 29th, Pawin Chamniprasart Governor of Chiang Mai, was the guest of honour at a meeting to find the way to reduce accidents during the Songkran period.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Montri Samboonyanon, Police Commissioner of the Province of Chiang Mai, said that during the Songkran period Chiang Mai will hold a campaign of happiness lasting seven days which aims to keep an eye on revellers’ behaviour.

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The campaign asks people to dress appropriately and conservatively, respect monks, not act in provocative manners, refrain from drinking alcohol, as well as observe all traditions and follow the local behaviour.
All water tanks are no longer allowed in vehicles, all water pressure guns are banned and the moat area will ban all sales of alcohol by sides of the road with consumption also banned outside licensed establishments in order to “preserve the beautiful traditions of our city”.
Police will strictly check at moat area and Huay Keaw Rd.
The campaign for the prevention of accidents during Songkran will be held on April 11th between 4.30pm – 7pm at Three Kings Monument. There will be an exhibition, parade and ceremony for the monument.