From the lights, head towards Patong. After just 100 metres you will see the event – part of Class Act Media's "Safe Driving Saves Lives" campaign – on the left side of the road (see map, below).
Eight hundred helmets will be given away to all-comers by Class Act Media and co-sponsor Siam Guardian Services, whose staff will also change defective motorbike light bulbs – free.
For early birds, coffee and soft drinks will be served from 7 to 8am, before Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut arrives at around 8:15. He will make a short speech after which there will be a group photo and then a quick quiz on road safety for students from Kathu Witthaya School.
At 9:30 dozens of motorbikes – with riders all wearing helmets – will drive in procession from Billion Plaza to Kathu Municipality Intersection and then Central Festival, and back to Billion Plaza.
Then, at 10:30, anyone can line up and receive a free motorcycle helmet – on a first-come, first-served basis. Motorbike lights will also be fixed at this time. Road safety stickers will also be given out to anyone to stick to their bike or car. Bottles of water will be available for all.
The event is being supported by the Governor’s Office, Thung Thong Police, Kathu Municipality, Bake restaurant and Arrow Media.
Class Act Media is the owner of The Phuket News and its sister Russian-language newspaper Novosti Phuketa, the Phuket Live 89.5 FM radio station and Phuket News TV, the island’s premier online TV service.