PHUKET: Traffic police in Thalang today confirmed that they will crack down on motorists congesting the roadways around 7-Elevens and other small convenience stores in the Phuket district within the coming weeks.

“In the next two weeks, my team and I will talk to branch managers at 7-Elevens and other small convenience stores, and ask them to announce to their customers not to park too close to the road or block the entrances of streets and driveways,” Thalang Police Deputy Superintendent Sarawut Meeboon told the Phuket Gazette.

Lt Col Sarawut noted that many of these stores are located on the corners of small side streets, creating the opportunity for careless parkers to both block access to the side streets and congest traffic on main roads.