Phuket governor Narong plans road safety campaign forward of Songrkan

Phuket governor Narong is planning a street security marketing campaign ahead of Sonkran with a aim of zero casualties in the course of the holiday. The dates for the marketing campaign, referred to as Seven Days of Danger, have but to be introduced. Last yr, the marketing campaign targeted on ending drunk driving, and inspecting “risk points” the place accidents had occurred. 21 individuals had been injured, and one individual was killed, in road accidents during Songkran last 12 months. Across Thailand, 277 folks had been killed, and 2,357 were injured in almost 2,400 highway accidents. Drunk driving was concerned in over one third of the accidents.
Ever since a motorbike hit and killed an eye doctor at a zebra crossing in Bangkok in January, a public debate has emerged on Thailand’s issues with pedestrian safety. A Thai health foundation discovered that two individuals had been killed in highway accidents each hour in Thailand in 2020. First of folks killed in highway accidents all through that 12 months was 17,831. The basis, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, said bike drivers and riders made up the 74% of fatalities.
Another well being organisation and a highway security organisation teamed up to research what quantity of cars, motorbikes, and public autos stop for pedestrians at 12 zebra crossings in Bangkok. They found that altogether, 89% wouldn’t cease. For motorcycles, the rate was 92% of 6,449 bikes that wouldn’t stop. For cars, the speed was 86% of 7,619. For public autos it was 80% of 285.
Now, several road safety initiatives have been launched for Songkran. The Department of Rural Roads set up a national safety centre hotline on the telephone quantity 1164 for people to report any roads, bridges, visitors signals or street lights that need to be repaired immediately. Phuket governor Narong said even one loss was thought-about so much.
“What we don’t wish to occur is loss. Even one individual is considered a lot. Therefore, everyone appears to be requested to watch out concerning road safety”.

SOURCE: The Phuket News | The Phuket News

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