Safety Roller Corruption IssueThe Safety Rollers which are installed on the side of roads to protect pedestrians from cars became a hot issue in a Pattaya conference after corruption appeared on the project.
PATTAYA – August 7,2015 [PattayaDailyNews]; Mr Sanit Boonmachay- a Pattaya member- addressed a conference about purchasing Safety Rollers that protect pedestrians from cars which may lose control, they cost about 10 million baht. He claimed that they had been purchased by Pattaya officials and were very expensive and useless. He added that there was corruption involved.
Mr Sanit said that Traffic Engineering section of Pattaya had asked for a budget to purchase the Safety Rollers to be installed on the road near the railroad. The congress rejected the request and said they are too expensive and didn’t believe that they would reduce accidents. However, somebody had tried to push the project forward until the budget was approved.
Also many projects which have required a large budget had been approved in Pattaya and each time the money was wasted or the installation was poorly carried out. The Safety Roller issue case isn’t transparent and someone is gaining personal benefit from it.
However, the person in charge claimed that they installed the rollers according to international standard and they can reduce accidents