Officials plan to get tough this year imposing strict measures to improve road safety during the upcoming Songkran holiday which will also include compulsory breath tests for anyone involved in a road accident.
The Transport Ministry and the police are both pressing the government for more severe punishments for those caught driving without a license.
The issues were raised at a high level meeting which took place in Bangkok yesterday where the Road Safety Police Committee met to put plans in place to improve road safety over the next three years and discuss additional measures to be taken during the Songkran holiday.
Following a high profile double decker tour bus crash it was confirmed yesterday that licenses for the giant vehicles which were granted back in 2015 will not be renewed over safety concerns.
The latest crash claimed the lives of 18 people after the driver allegedly suffered yet another instance of brake failure and careered off the road in Nakhon Ratchasima.
Officials previously announced that water splashing has been outlawed on all main and secondary roads in an effort to reduce the number of road accidents during Songkran.
Special zones will apparently be set up where water splashing is allowed however alcohol consumption and sale within the zones is said to be strictly forbidden.
Source : Thenation
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