The number of vehicles on major roads is expected to reach 7.6 million, an increase of 3.43 percent on the Songkran festival last year.
BANGKOK – Road safety is a big issue every long holiday season in Thailand. Authorities always come up with fresh ideas to curb traffic accidents which claim hundreds of lives over major holiday periods. The death toll from road accidents during each Songkran or New Year festival can reach 300-400 a year. Today Thailand’s Ministry […]
Despite the intense road safety campaign for the Songkran festival in April last year, there were still 3,724 traffic accidents, which killed 418 people and injured 3,897 others.
BANGKOK – Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has ordered the Royal Thai Police to charge speeding and drunk motorists who cause fatal accidents during the Songkran holiday with murder. Speaking from the Defense Ministry yesterday Gen Prawit said “I am worried that speeding and drink driving can kill others. We must […]
CHIANG RAI – The accumulated death toll on the 5th day of “Songkran’s 7 dangerous days” has risen to 323, with 3,140 people hospitalized in over 3,000 road accidents across the Nation, according to the Road Safety Centre Monday. On Sunday alone, sixty-nine people were killed and 589 hospitalized in 552 road accidents nationwide, said […]
BANGKOK – In a bid to end the recurring scourge of road accidents and the huge number of fatalities during the long Songkran holidays, the Thai government is implementing tougher measures, including a 15-day immediate detention or the use of electronic monitoring (EM) bracelets for those caught drunk driving. Thailand is notorious for the high […]
– BANGKOK – According to unofficial figures compiled by the Don’t Drive Drunk Foundation, which campaigns against drink-driving, as many as 7,925 people have been killed in road accidents throughout the country from Jan 1 to Aug 5 this year, Dr Thaejing Siripanich, secretary-general of the foundation, told Daily News online that according to unofficial […]