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Drink drivers to work in mortuaries

BANGKOK: Drink drivers caught during the Songkran Festival will be ordered to work at mortuaries and hospital emergency rooms to make them aware of the danger of their offences, the Department of Probation says.

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Thursday 20 April 2017, 08:53AM


Convicted drink-drivers will get the chance to wear electronic monitoring devices and work in mortuaries like this one at Nopparatrajathanee Hospital instead of going to prison. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul
Convicted drink-drivers will get the chance to wear electronic monitoring devices and work in mortuaries like this one at Nopparatrajathanee Hospital instead of going to prison. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

Department Chief Narat Sawetnant said this forms part of his agency’s enforcement measures to control offenders’ behaviour.

Courts will assign offenders to work at hospitals and undergo activities to ensure their awareness of road accidents and deaths.

This will include visiting emergency rooms and mortuaries and observing the work of hospital staff and the health condition of those injured and disabled from road accidents, Col Narat said.

A total of 390 people were killed and 3,808 injured during the government’s seven-day campaign to prevent road accidents, which ended at midnight on Monday (Apr 17), according to authorities.

During the period, 5,173 traffic offenders were convicted and sent to “behaviour control” sessions, organised by the department, Col Narat said.

Of these, 4,856 were caught drink driving, 278 were behind the wheel under the influence of drugs and the rest drove carelessly.

Nakhon Phanom saw the largest number of offenders (402), followed by Bangkok (287) and Surin (285).

He said the department plans to use electronic monitoring devices as part of the “behaviour control” operation.

The offenders would be barred from entering particular areas or leaving the designated zones in specified time frames, Col Narat said, adding the devices can also detect speeds when the offenders drive.

The department is in the process of procuring 3,000 devices.

The measures could be out in June this year, he said.

Those who defy the restrictions will be arrested and sent to jail instead of undergoing “behaviour control”, Col Narat said.

He said the measure that forces offenders to provide services at hospitals does not violate human rights since this is still in line with the law.

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The devices will be sent to departmental facilities in Bangkok and other provinces.

Dr Somboon Tosborvorn, Director of Nopparatrajathanee Hospital in Kannayao district, which participates in the programme, said 2,314 offenders have provided services at the hospital, including observing emergency rooms and working in mortuaries.

The activities are aimed at creating a sense of morality about drink driving, reckless driving and other traffic offences, Dr Somboon added.

Meanwhile, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) recorded 42,720 traffic violations in connection with motorcycles and 32,816 offences with public and private vehicles on the final day of its seven-day campaign against drink-driving, which ended on Tuesday.

NCPO Deputy Spokeswoman Sirichan Ngathong said officers needed to seize 500 motorcycles and 116 cars from offenders, adding 18,298 were taken to face prosecution.

Throughout the campaign, she said 6,177 motorcycles and 1,951 cars had been seized from intoxicated drivers.

She said 430,867 traffic violations during the period involved motorcycles and 354,100 concerned public and private vehicles.

Of these, 279,351 motorcyclists and 198,927 car drivers are facing prosecution, she said.

Col Sirichan said the seized vehicles are properly taken care of and the owners can eventually reclaim them.

She was speaking at the conclusion of the campaign yesterday (Apr 19).

Col Sirichan also thanked the officials she had worked with to ensure traffic safety as well as urging motorists to comply with traffic rules.

She said the campaign had received a favourable response from the public.

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Jor12 | 22 April 2017 - 16:09:48

Rorii...You didn't have to mention anything because you didn't know where Courts derive their authority, so what you said was wrong...as usual. You also quoted the wrong sections. Like I said, get yourself a law degree, or at least learn to read and comprehend things.

Further, offenders would not be privy to "medical information" even though Thailand does not currently have any consolidated secondary law governing the use of personal information, only sector-specific regulations or notifications providing protection on the use of information for example Official Information Act, B.E. 2540.

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Rorii | 21 April 2017 - 20:04:12

For all interested parties, here is a copy, in English, of the Thai Constitution 2016, unlike a certain muppet, I do provide links, not just words, very hollow words, that are used to enhance his own inflated ego. By the way, in my previous comment, did I mention constitution, but seeing as a muppet mentioned it, Section 4 is of interest, it backs up my comment. If you want a laugh read sections 49, 53.
http://www.constitutionnet.org/files/thailand-draft-constitution_englishtranslation_june_2016.pdf

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Jor12 | 21 April 2017 - 18:44:31

Rorii...it your understanding that is lacking. If you read the Constitution of Thailand, which was put to a popular vote in a referendum you will find that any privacy is overwritten when deemed necessary for the public interest. Clearly then, Courts would not be referring offenders view mortuaries or emergency rooms if invalid by the Constitution. As I said previously, get yourself a law degree, so you comment with some authority, rather than just make things up. 

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Rorii | 21 April 2017 - 12:38:48

Kurt, I agree, in fact the patients ,and  the victims, in the morgue,  have a degree of privacy, as have their families and friends. It's  a pity someone, who will remain nameless, does not understand  this. 

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Jor12 | 21 April 2017 - 01:45:41

Kurt...what the hell are you rambling about? 

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Kurt | 20 April 2017 - 15:29:53

A nice article, with many things quite outspoken by officials.
Quick to go public before thinking consequences.

To punish traffic violators with a range limiting ankle strap sounds more realistic.
However, in Thailand electronics are much of the time not working or switched off. ( like CCTV)
See the present story about that plaque on a important square in BKK. ( BangkokPost) Stolen! 16 CCTV's not recording!
Dozens of CCTV cams, not a single one was working.

However, it needs a bit more thinking to work it out.

We talk here about hospitals, all their departments have doctors and skilled supporting employees.

The idea that traffic violators are forced to witness matters in a ER, well, it needs permission of doctors, patients and their families.
Has that given a thought?

That traffic violators should sniff around in mortuaries is weird. For what?
Do the mortuaries supervisors/workers agree with that?
What about their responsibilities and work ethics?

And another comment: 
The favorable response of the public shows that all this should not only campaign work, but a 365 days a years duty!
The results justify that.

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