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Baby coming: Call the police

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A woman in Bangkok is going to have a baby, but it's the rush hour and the traffic is jammed. She needs help in a hurry. What should you do? 

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A new life is helped into the world by a member of the Royal Traffic Police. Photos by Pornprom Satrabhaya.

Baby coming: Call the police

A woman in Bangkok is going to have a baby, but it's the rush hour and the traffic is jammed. She needs help in a hurry. What should you do?

Call the Royal Traffic Police. This is a special unit begun in 1993 by HM the King and his mother, HRH Princess Srinagarindra.

A Royal Traffic Police officers rushes through traffic.


The 100 police officers in this unit can rush through the traffic and help get the mother to the hospital.

If the baby won't wait, they are trained to deliver it themselves.

A happy ending. An ambulance arrives to take the mother to hospital.


If your English is very good, you can read the full story here: http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/interview/363199/special-delivery

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Vocabulary:

deliver: to help a woman to give birth to a baby - ช่วยทำคลอด

jammed: to become very crowded with people or things - แน่นขนัด

rush: to move or do something very quickly - รีบเร่ง, วิ่ง

rush hour: a time of the day when large number of people are either going to or coming from work - ช่วงเวลาเร่ิงด่วน (อันที่จริงในภาษาไทยที่ดีไม่มีคำว่า ช่วงเวลาเร่งด่วน  คำนี้ควรกล่าวว่า ช่วงเวลาที่มีการสัญจรไปมามากกว่าช่วงเวลาอื่น)

special: not ordinary or usual; different from what is normal; more important than others; deserving or getting more attention than usual - พิเศษ

unit: a group of people who work or live together, especially for a particular purpose - หน่วย,กอง,กลุ่ม

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