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Phuket suffers third road death for Songkran holidays

Phuket suffers third road death for Songkran holidays

PHUKET:  Phuket officials recorded four accidents resulting in one fatality and three injuries requiring admission to hospital for treatment on Day 5 of the Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign for the Songkran holidays, from midnight to midnight yesterday (Apr 15).

By The Phuket News

Saturday 16 April 2022, 01:40PM

The news was delivered at the daily briefing held at Phuket Provincial Hall this morning. The meeting was chaired by Rear Admiral Kanokpol Pimthong, Deputy Chief of the Phuket branch of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC), which serves as the political arm of the Thai military.

No details about the third casualty were provided in the official report by the Phuket Office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket).

The four accidents officially recognised yesterday brings the official total for the island during the campaign to 21 accidents, resulting in 18 people being admitted to hospital and three deaths.

At the meeting it was reported that motorbikes remain the most common vehicle involved in accidents, while the most common “risk behaviour” was drunk driving, followed by speeding and not wearing a helmet while riding a motorbike.

It was reported that the most common traffic violations acted on by police were driving without a licence, followed by not wearing a helmet, ignoring traffic signals and not wearing a seat belt

However, so far officials have not released any reports on the actual number of fines levied for traffic violations during the campaign.

The number of marine transport safety incidents officially reported remained at zero. Yet the Phuket Marine Office urges tour operators to focus on safety and monitor weather reports.

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Fascinated | 17 April 2022 - 22:46:43

@kakka2- lol? So you find death on  the road amusing do you you sick puppy?

Kakka2 | 17 April 2022 - 14:12:43

what is Thai or farang??? 555
guess if they did not mentioned is because was a thai one...lol 

Kurt | 17 April 2022 - 12:41:49

If navy admirals and chiefs of Internal Security Operations Command ( a political body) like to give themselve a 'public' role to play why they not put their energy in tackling the scamming laws ignoring Phuket Transport cartels, Vans, taxis, tuk tuks? Put the High Way patrol cars on the road to guard road safety instead of racing in front of VIP's to hotels for lunch/dinners.

Kurt | 17 April 2022 - 12:28:23

3 Road deaths only. Nothing shocking on Phukets roads. Something can be given in hands of a low ranking RTP officer to categorize/file on 1 A4 sheet. But a navy admiral,  + a high ranking ISOC official (political arm military)? What makes they get involved in table rounds about simple Songkran accidents?Drama play. Thai in the street shrunk their shoulders, they take it for 'normal'..


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