THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Zero deaths reported in Phuket on first day of Seven Days of Danger

PHUKET: Phuket has escaped the first day of Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign for the Songkran holidays with zero deaths from midnight Wednesday (Apr 10) to midnight Thursday (Apr 11).

accidentsalcoholcrimedeathtransporttourismpolice
By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Friday 12 April 2019, 10:59AM


However, five people were injured in four accidents, the Phuket office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation DDPM-Phuket) reported this morning.

Among the five were three foreigners. At about 4:45pm yesterday (Apr 11) 24-year-old Chinese tourist, Yan Ye lost control of his motorbike on the coastal road between Kamala and Patong, causing him a broken bone hip, and his passenger, Zhang Chunli, 38, a broken bone – details of which were not disclosed. Both were taken to Patong Hospital for treatment.

Elsewhere on the island, a Swedish man, Eric Mahlberg, 57, collided with a car in Thalang yesterday as he was ‘ghost driving’ (driving opposite traffic flow) on a motorbike along the road to the Bang Pae Waterall. He was admitted to Thalang Hospital with complaints of dizziness, head pain and a swollen leg.

Meanwhile, Phuket police reported issuing 1,200 fines for moving violations during the 24-hour period, as follows:

•42 fined for operating an unsafe/illegally modified motorcycle
•83 fined for not wearing seatbelts
•405 fined for driving without a licence
•13 fined for speeding
•76 fined for ignoring traffic signals
•51 fined for ghost driving
•20 fined for dangerously cutting off other motorists in traffic
•38 fined for using mobile phones while driving.
•27 people were arrested for drunk driving during the period.
•445 people fined for not wearing helmets

Across Thailand, a total of 75 people were killed and 2,562 injured on the first of the Seven Days of Danger yesterday (April 11), according to the website for the national road-safety agency ThaiRSC.

Bangkok recorded the highest injured number in accidents with 291 people while Nakhon Ratchasima recorded 123, Lopburi 112 and Chiang Mai province 102.

Ubon Ratchathani had a nation-leading five deaths on Thursday (April 11).

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Phuket airport taxi driver charged for stabbing fellow driver after ‘joking’ gets out of hand

When Phuket RTP starts check at Phuket International Airport to check any taxi and minivan driver or...(Read More)


Phuket Police say investigation into Finnish teen’s death inconclusive

"Calling adult women "girls" demeans them and that is exactly why it is perpetuated,&...(Read More)


Operators see potential in tourist tax

Dek, thanks for your sharp reaction, in which you confirm that there is no equal treatment in Thail...(Read More)


Facial recognition leads to fake-passport arrest

Amazing things happen in Amazing Thailand. We all know that by experience. Is it not amazing tha...(Read More)


Truck driver dodges charge for dangerous load as 33 tons of rice flip semi-trailer onto its side

Whatever happened, I doubt the cop could charge him as it happen did not happen on the road... could...(Read More)


Phuket Police say investigation into Finnish teen’s death inconclusive

I'm objecting to a headline, not slang chat at a strip-club. Chauvinists will always defend thei...(Read More)


Phuket Police say investigation into Finnish teen’s death inconclusive

"Semantics," Christy, have you ever notice you are the only one complaining, and there are...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Diving in

It was the activities of all these diving companies that destroyed the corals in the first place....(Read More)


Facial recognition leads to fake-passport arrest

"Immigration told me that my multiple re-entry visa was wrong...."What an amazing story.Tr...(Read More)