The Bang Saray municipal vice mayor has given assurance that motorists can use the public parking space along the Bang Saray beach in Chon Buri without having to buy food at the beach eateries.
The assurance from Mr Peng Buahom followed concern voiced by many motorists that they were afraid they have to patronize the food shops if they park their cars in the public parking lot near them.
Many beachfront food shops have resorted to the practice of having their men to flag down passing vehicles to stop and to eat at their shops which are mostly located under the shades of trees along the beach.
This practice has driven away many motorists who bring their own food and just to park their cars under the shades to picnic.
Peng said he had instructed his officials to warn the food shop-owners to stop the practice of flagging down passing vehicles but some of them defy the warning.
He added that officials would try to solve the problem and assured motorists that they could park their cars at the parking space along the beach without fear that they would be charged by the food shopkeepers.
Earlier, the municipal banned the food shops from cooking on the beach.