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Phuket road deaths hold at zero

Phuket road deaths hold at zero

PHUKET: Phuket has concluded the second day of Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign for the New Year with zero deaths from midnight to midnight yesterday (Dec 30).

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 31 December 2020, 12:14PM


The remains of an accident on Wiset Rd in Rawai yesterday. Photo: DDPM-Phuket

The remains of an accident on Wiset Rd in Rawai yesterday. Photo: DDPM-Phuket

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) reported this morning (Dec 31) that the 24-hour period for Dec 30 saw seven people injured in seven accidents, with no deaths.

Three of the seven accidents recognised occurred in Muang District, with two in Kathu, and two in Thalang.

Meanwhile, Phuket police reported issuing 159 fines for moving violations during the 24-hour period, as follows:

  • 0 people fined for operating an unsafe/illegally modified motorcycle
  • 15 people fined for not wearing seatbelts
  • 39 people fined for driving without a licence
  • 0 people fined for speeding
  • 11 people fined for ignoring traffic signals
  • 9 fined for ghost driving (driving opposite traffic flow)
  • 1 fined for dangerously cutting off other motorists in traffic
  • 15 fined for using mobile phones while driving.
  • 0  people were arrested for drunk driving
  • 69 people fined for not wearing helmets

Of note, Phuket police have yet to catch anyone for drunk driving since the campaign began.

Also of note, the national road-safety agency ThaiRSC official website reports that Phuket’s tally for yesterday stood at 59 people injured in 59 accidents.

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While no explanation has been given by provincial authorities, in years past only people who have been admitted to hospital for medical treatment are recognised as injured during the Seven Days campaigns.

ThaiRSC, however, receives reports from emergency workers as well as hospitals.

ThaiRSC this morning already reports 19 people injured in 19 accidents in Phuket so far today.

Across Thailand, a total of 78 people were killed and 3,969 injured from 4,047 accidents on Day 2 of the campaign yesterday, ThaiRSC also reported.

Bangkok recorded the highest number of accidents with 290 people requiring hospital treatment and recorded the highest number of people killed in road accidents, with a nation-leading five deaths on Wednesday (Dec 30).

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Galong | 02 January 2021 - 20:08:41

@Kurt, yep, the interest level of the tent teams is truly breathtaking. I have yet to pass one where anyone is not look at their phone or gobbling food out of a polystyrene food box. I really don't see the point.

Kurt | 02 January 2021 - 11:06:25

@Galong, we are now in the traditional 'road block tent sitting week.  Than other  normal little traffic police work they skip. Can not have  '2 things' same time. To much to expect.

Galong | 01 January 2021 - 18:05:05

@Fascinated yep, if they don't patrol, the numbers will stay at zero.  It's just that simple. I was out for about 3 hours today and of course, saw/heard dozens of speeding modified motorbikes.  What I didn't see the entire time I was out were any police. 

DeKaaskopp | 01 January 2021 - 14:19:34

Thanks Nasa for the dedicated work on updates everyday. But one can find those everywhere , but somehow you feel chosen to publish them. Life must be boring in Thailand.

Nasa12 | 01 January 2021 - 06:53:05

Daily Traffic Accident Report (24 hrs.)

Now 31/12/2020 since 00.00 - 23.59

101
Deaths

3,857
Injuries

3,958
Total

Injures and deaths all provinces

Nasa12 | 31 December 2020 - 17:49:52

Daily Traffic Accident Report (24 hrs.) 
Now 31/12/2020 time: 17:47
Deaths
79
person(s)
Injuries
2,586
person(s)
Total
2,665
person

Fascinated | 31 December 2020 - 17:14:28

More due to less traffic on the road than any steps taken by the authorities. Of course they will all pat themselves on the back at the end of this though. The 'zeros' scores above are far different from reality as well.  There are at least 20 illegally modified bikes (and trucks) in Kamala alone. Nelsonian eyes apply.

 

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