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Phuket survives Day 2 with zero deaths

PHUKET: Phuket concluded Day 2 of this year’s Songkran Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign at midnight last night with zero deaths on the island’s roads in the 24-hour period.


By The Phuket News

Friday 13 April 2018, 01:26PM


Phuket has yet to one fatality on the roads in this year's Songkran Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign. Photo: The Phuket News / file

Phuket has yet to one fatality on the roads in this year's Songkran Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign. Photo: The Phuket News / file

The news came as the Department of Disaster Prevention & Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) announced its official daily report for the Songkran Seven Days campaign this morning (April 13).

For the 24 hours of April 12, there were five accidents in which five people injured, as follows:

  • Muang District: 3 accidents, 3 people injured
  • Kathu District: 2 accidents, 2 people injured
  • Thalang District: 0 accidents, 0 people injured

However, one of those injured in the accidents in Kathu was that of a Finnish national named by police as Tapto Urpo, 51.

Mr Urpo was struck by a motorbike at 00:10am while stepping out to cross the road near the B-Quick car repair centre near the Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong.

He suffered head injuries and was taken to Patong Hospital, where he remains in care.

Most accidents involved reckless driving and motorbike riders being injured by not wearing helmets, the DDPM-Phuket report noted.

Police reported having issued 1,618 fines for moving violations during Day 2 of the campaign, as follows:

805 Not wearing helmets

44 Operating an unsafe/illegally modified motorcycle

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35 Drunk driving

74 Not wearing seatbelts

386 Driving without a license

61 Speeding

44 Running a red light

37 Ghost driving (driving opposite traffic flow)

7 Dangerously cutting off other motorists in traffic

26 Using mobile phones while driving.

 

 

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Timothy | 15 April 2018 - 10:48:24

I went into Patong on Monday morning.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that a crosswalk light had been installed at the corner of Bangla. I waited with several others for the light to change. Once the light did turn red to stop traffic, it became clear that this light almost makes it more dangerous to cross, tourists think it's safe to cross and the a-hole Thai drivers don't stop! Total ...

malczx7r | 14 April 2018 - 15:10:19

"Mr Urpo was struck by a motorbike at 00:10am while stepping out to cross the road near the B-Quick car repair centre near the Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong.
I go to Jungceylon once a week for the cinema and no-one stops to let people cross on the crossings, when I stop i get the vehicle behind beeping his horn and motorbikes go hurtling around me! What awful manners the locals have.

Fascinated | 13 April 2018 - 19:25:51

5 'accidents' (which they are not) in 24hrs- I call BS. There are that many an hour in Phuket. This is all a PR fudge and it would be interesting to see if insurance company statistics mirror this blurb.

'Survives' is an interesting word and does not really seem in keeping with the ethos of the 7 days of danger farce. It almost reads like-'phew we got away with it for anothe...

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