Police say it's time to change colours

Police say painting their patrol cars blue will help fight crime as the vehicles attract more attention

After the supposed huge success of Ja Choei, the plastic dummies of policemen put up at some intersections, the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) is using new colours for its cars to serve a similar purpose.

The CSD is trying to boost its image with a batch of newly painted police cars it believes will help keep the crime rate down and at the same time, make people better recognise police.

Many studies have found that certain colours of police cars, particularly blue, help prevent crimes, Pol Col Tosak Sukwimon, chief of the commando unit under the CSD, told the Bangkok Post.

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