Whether in Bangkok or the wilds of rice country, the policing tactic is identical: put up a tent, add a folding table or two and some plastic chairs. Cops in uniform sit there all day long, usually playing games on their mobile phones.
This tent is an effort by local police to discourage drunk driving during the New Year holiday. Nongyasai District’s top cop, at the far right of the first photo, is one of our trained water safety and swim instructors.
The Bangkok Post says this stretch of weather is the coldest in fifty years.