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Phuket keeps zero road deaths tally for Day 2 of Songkran Festival

PHUKET: The second day of the Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign for the Songkran holidays drew to a close at midnight last night with Phuket maintaining a record of zero deaths in road accidents during the campaign.

tourism, transport, alcohol, police, patong,


Tanyaluk Sakoot

Thursday 13 April 2017, 11:52AM


Police at checkpoints across Phuket have already fined thousands of motorists for moving violations and seized dozens of vehicles. Photo: Kathu Police
Police at checkpoints across Phuket have already fined thousands of motorists for moving violations and seized dozens of vehicles. Photo: Kathu Police

However nine people were reported injured in eight accidents across the island during the 24-hour period, according to official statistics provided by the Phuket office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM).

Four of the accidents were in Muang District, which which encompasses Phuket Town, Kata-Karon, Wichit, Chalong, Rawai and Nai Harn, and the other four accidents were in Thalang District, which covers the north half of the island..

Kathu District, which includes Phuket’s party town of Patong and other key beach areas including Kamala, recorded not a single accident, said the DDPM report.

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Police across Phuket reported issuing 1,589 fines for moving violations during the 24-hour period, as follows:

  • 824 people fined for not wearing helmets
  • 66 fined for reckless / dangerous driving (35 car drivers, 31 motorbike drivers)
  • 92 fined for not wearing seatbelts
  • 408 fined for driving without a licence
  • 35 fined for speeding
  • 51 fined for running a red light
  • 41 fined for ghost driving (driving opposite traffic flow)
  • 29 fined for dangerously cutting off other motorists in traffic
  • 42 fined for using mobile phones while driving

Of note, 36 people were arrested for drunk driving.

Officials at checkpoints across the island reported inspecting 5,594 vehicles throughout the 24-hour period, with 38 vehicles – comprising 14 cars, 22 motorbikes, two six-wheeled trucks – seized.

 

 

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Kurt | 13 April 2017 - 17:00:06

408 catched without driving license!!
So, were they blocked to drive their car 1 more meter? 
As this is normal practice in other countries?
Car confiscated, can buy back ( day value) after showing a driving license.
Fined 2000 thb for not having a driving license with them, if they have a driving license?

Anyway, the whole culprit list proves that the people do not even give it a single moment time/respect  about their own traffic laws.

No official chats are helping to tackle that. 
People just laugh.
Unless the fines are at least 1000 thb or more.

Well, just 5 more days, and all mentioned here in a list will be seen as 'normal' again.

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