THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Phuket Governor orders ‘autopsy’ on Songkran Seven Days road-safety campaign

Phuket Governor orders ‘autopsy’ on Songkran Seven Days road-safety campaign

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong has ordered officials to conduct a comprehensive review of the road accidents and the traffic fines issued during the Songkran Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign, which concluded at midnight last night.

transporttourismaccidentsdeathpolice
By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Wednesday 18 April 2018, 01:56PM


Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong inspects a checkpoint during the Songkran Seven Days of Danger campaign this week. Photo: PR Dept

Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong inspects a checkpoint during the Songkran Seven Days of Danger campaign this week. Photo: PR Dept

The review is aimed at inspiring new, more effective strategies for reducing the number people killed and injured on Phuket’s roads, Governor Norraphat told a meeting at Provincial Hall yesterday (April 17).

The order pre-empted Department of Disaster Prevention & Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) announcing its final official daily report for the Seven Days campaign this morning (April 18).

For the 24 hours of April 17, there were eight accidents reported in which two people were injured, as follows:

  • Muang District: 1 accident, 1 person injured
  • Kathu: 0 accidents, 0 persons injured
  • Thalang: 1 accident, 1 person injured

Of note, during Day 7 of the campaign last year Phuket suffered zero deaths and two people injured in seven accidents during the same 24-hour period.

Phuket suffered its first – and only – death of this year’s Songkran holidays on Sunday (April 14), Day 4 of the road-safety campaign, when Chinese national Li Jing, 29, died after the motorbike he was riding collided with a pickup truck on the Kamala-Patong road. (See story here.) 

Meanwhile, police reported having issued 1,729 fines for moving violations during the 24 hours of Day 7 of the campaign, as follows:

851 Not wearing helmets

29 Operating an unsafe/illegally modified motorcycle

36 Drunk driving

123 Not wearing seatbelts

466 Driving without a license

40 Speeding

46 Running a red light

49 Ghost driving (driving opposite traffic flow)

30 Dangerously cutting off other motorists in traffic

59 Using mobile phones while driving.

Laguna Golf Phuket

The Songkran Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign, which began nationwide last Wednesday (April 11), concluded at midnight last night.

In his mission for improved road-safety handed down yesterday, Governor Norraphat said, “Officials have to research the data from Seven Days of Danger campaign and analyse the main causes of accidents.

“They have to explain why the accidents happened, and what causes accidents on the main highways and streets. Then that information will be analysed for traffic management and prevention of future accidents during other main holiday periods.” he added.

Of note, Traffic Police reported having issued 11,770 fines for moving violations during this year's Songkran Seven Days campaign, as follows:

5,946 Not wearing helmets

250 Operating an unsafe/illegally modified motorcycle

309 Drunk driving

711 Not wearing seatbelts

2,986 Driving without a license

416 Speeding

313 Running a red light

363 Ghost driving (driving opposite traffic flow)

163 Dangerously cutting off other motorists in traffic

313 Using mobile phones while driving.

This year Phuket suffered 47 accidents reported during the Songkran Seven Days campaign with one person killed and 49 people injured, as follows:

  • Phuket City: 27 accidents, 29 people injured
  • Kathu: 14 accidents, 1 death, 14 people injured
  • Thalang: 6 accidents, 6 people injured

Last year Phuket suffered 67 accidents during the Songkran holidays with four people killed and 70 people injured.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Kurt | 20 April 2018 - 10:44:15

Thai are fascinated by producing paper lists, time after time. For what? They themselves not analyse the by themselves produced facts during many years. Total useless.
If the Governor not understands that and just show up for publicity photo session as he does everywhere, Well, than be it.
Twice a year, same-same, nothing different.
No strategy intellect available to change matters.

malczx7r | 19 April 2018 - 18:09:59

"They have to explain why the accidents happened, and what causes accidents on the main highways and streets. Then that information will be analysed for traffic management and prevention of future accidents" Let me help you, Thais ignore the law because the police don't enforce it! They don't care about killing other people through reckless + drink driving, me, me, selfish attitu...

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Army hunts Yala checkpoint attackers

CS, you really need to know your history, google "The Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909 or Bangkok T...(Read More)


Krathong girl makes thousands on floats

Lovely story. But hang on a minute, was she "extorted"? Certainly she was entrapped, but t...(Read More)


THAI hopes to pare losses to B2.2bn

'Talking the losses the last 6 weeks of 2019 down from B10 bn to B2.2 bn? Wow. Load factor at ...(Read More)


Phuket officials crunch numbers to stave off island water-shortage crisis

I have idea for a better more reflecting poster: A tap with just a few drops falling out, and with...(Read More)


‘Copyright agents’ face arrest warrants for krathong floats ‘sting’

Mhh, thinking about it, it is time the police raid shops in Patong again for confiscating copy brand...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Can we please have a moratorium on stupidity, shame?

Well DeK, I have heard something too! That the enormous air pollution in Thailand has more and more ...(Read More)


Phuket officials crunch numbers to stave off island water-shortage crisis

Phuket's Government hospitals capacities are based on the official figure of 394,000. That ext...(Read More)


Phuket officials crunch numbers to stave off island water-shortage crisis

On Phuket. 1 million unregistered thai people. Why is registration not obligated? ( at least in the ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Can we please have a moratorium on stupidity, shame?

@C.S.. I heard about a study that the brain of female Caucasians deteriorates much faster when a per...(Read More)