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 […]