PM not happy although Songkran death toll has dropped

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Tuesday that he was not satisfied with the statistics of road accidents during the Songkran festival although death toll has dropped.

According to the statistics, altogether 3,690 road accidents took place during the Songkran festival from April 11-17, leaving 390 people dead and 3,808 injured. Although the death toll this year was 52 lower compared to last year’s, the number of injured increased by 36.

The cabinet today discussed the road accident statistics and the causes of the accidents as well as necessary measures to be adopted to better improve road safety.

Dr Thanapong Chinwong, manager of Road Safety Centre, attributed the drop in death toll during this year’s Songkran festival to the tightening up of road safety by authorities concerned such as close monitoring of speeding, strict enforcement of seat belt and limitation on the number of passengers on the back of pickup trucks.

Due to the measures adopted, death toll has dropped from 12.8 from every 100 road accidents to 10.5, but the number of injuries has increased by five percent.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

PM not happy although Songkran death toll has dropped

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Tuesday that he was not satisfied with the statistics of road accidents during the Songkran festival although death toll has dropped.

According to the statistics, altogether 3,690 road accidents took place during the Songkran festival from April 11-17, leaving 390 people dead and 3,808 injured. Although the death toll this year was 52 lower compared to last year’s, the number of injured increased by 36.

The cabinet today discussed the road accident statistics and the causes of the accidents as well as necessary measures to be adopted to better improve road safety.

Dr Thanapong Chinwong, manager of Road Safety Centre, attributed the drop in death toll during this year’s Songkran festival to the tightening up of road safety by authorities concerned such as close monitoring of speeding, strict enforcement of seat belt and limitation on the number of passengers on the back of pickup trucks.

Due to the measures adopted, death toll has dropped from 12.8 from every 100 road accidents to 10.5, but the number of injuries has increased by five percent.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

   

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