It seems that nothing is ever going to improve when it comes to road safety in the Kingdom of Thailand.
The police have just announced that over 300,000 people broke a variety of traffic laws in the lead up to New Year. This is despite numerous warnings and campaigns to try and prevent road accidents and deaths.
Krissana Pattanajaroen stated that from the 28th of December till the 30th, offences increased by over 42,000, compared to the same period last year.
More than 96,000 people were charged for not wearing a helmet whilst driving a motorbike and a similar number had no valid licence. Seatbelt offences were also on the radar as 44,000 were caught breaking that law.
Drink driving offences were counted at nearly 10,000, a rise of almost 50% on last year.
The police made it perfectly clear there would be thousands of checkpoints in operation, yet the message did not get through to many.
Is there anything that can be done to curb the fatalities and accidents on Thailand’s roads? Tell us what your thoughts are.
Source : INN
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