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Phuket targets zero road accident fatalities over Songkran

Phuket targets zero road accident fatalities over Songkran

PHUKET: Officials have set a target of zero fatalities on Phuket’s roads during the Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign this Songkran holiday, to be enforced from April 10-16.

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By The Phuket News

Friday 26 March 2021, 10:42AM


Phuket Vice Governor Vikrom Jakthee announced the goal yesterday (Mar 25) at a meeting to coordinate all government agencies in carrying out this year’s Songkran campaign.

“The goal is to reduce the number of accidents, injuries and fatalities in comparison to previous years,” V/Gov Vikrom said.

“The meeting aims to set out our objectives and establish a clear understanding on the relevant preparations required from each relevant official.

“We hope to reduce the number of accidents and have no deaths during the long holiday,” he added.

This year’s slogan is “Joyful Songkran - drive safe and away from COVID”.

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“Ultimately our goal is to ensure the safety and happiness of road users during the holiday period,” V/Gov Vikrom concluded.

Last week, Natapanu Nopakun, Deputy Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, confirmed that the upcoming Songkran festival will not include water splashing, powder smearing or foam parties.

“The focus will be on more traditional aspects such as merit making, pouring of water on Buddha statues and on the hands of elderly people.

Strict anti-COVID measures will still apply, he added.

The Songkran holiday last year was classified as a normal working period after the COVID pandemic forced festivities to be scrapped. The days were carried over to form a substitute public holiday later in the year.

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Kurt | 26 March 2021 - 13:15:13

What a theater. Year after year we see photo with the same large groups at nonsense talk meetings for 5-7 days more road safety only. What a farce. Start talking about dis-functioning of traffic police throughout the whole year. Reform the RTP, that was promised in 2014.

 

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