Over 100 people die on Thai roads in first 3 days of Thailand’s Songkran festival

One hundred and thirteen people have died and 853 others have been injured in 869 road accidents since Monday, during the first three days of this year’s Songkran festival, according…

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Road accidents claim two lives every hour in Thailand in 2020

Two people died every hour, or 17,831 in total, in road accidents in Thailand in 2020, according to the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. About 70% of road accents involved people…

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New hope for improving Thailand’s road safety

There is a new road safety campaign and it is a powerful tool for tackling Thailand’s road safety crisis, which is video clips of traffic violations. It is expected that…

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Tens of thousand drivers in Bangkok face fines for encroaching onto zebra crossing

Bangkok’s Thonglor traffic police plan to notify over 25,000 motorists and motorcyclists, who were caught by surveillance cameras encroaching on zebra crossings at the Asoke-Sukhumvit intersection, to pay their fines….

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Udon Thani’s zebra crossings get makeover following Bangkok’s fatal accident

The north-eastern province of Udon Thani is improving their zebra crossings near schools and hospitals, to improve safety for pedestrians and drivers following a high-profile fatal accident in Bangkok that…

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Group demands better safety for pedestrians using Thailand’s zebra crossings

A group of activists campaigning for a better quality of life, about 30 of whom are former victims of road accidents, gathered in front of Government House today (Wednesday) to…

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Tragic accident inspires illustrations highlighting lack of road safety in Thailand

The recent killing of a doctor on a zebra crossing in Bangkok is still the subject of vigorous debate on social media, with many more satirical memes criticising Thailand’s lack…

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Doctor’s death signals overdue change in road safety mentality

The public outrage over the recent death of a doctor, who was simply crossing the road in broad daylight on a zebra crossing, which was caused by a policeman, seems…

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Fewer people die, injured in Thailand’s road accidents during holidays than past new year

Fewer people died and got injured in road accidents in Thailand during the recent New Year holidays than in the same period last year, with a total of 333 deaths…

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Thailand suffers 555 road accidents on New Year’s Eve, 65 killed and 535 injured

A total of 555 road accidents were recorded on New Year’s Eve in Thailand, resulting in 65 deaths and 535 people injured, on the third day of the long New…

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39 people die, 362 injured in road accidents on first day of holiday travel

39 people died and 362 others were injured in 362 road accidents nationwide on Wednesday, the first of the “Seven Dangerous Days”, as declared by the Thai Department of Disaster…

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PM not satisfied with Songkran road accidents toll

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is unhappy with the number of fatal road accidents during the Songkran holiday, even though there were fewer casualties compared to previous years. The prime minister…

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King expresses concern over road accidents during Songkran festival

His Majesty the King has expressed concern over the loss of life in road accidents during the long Songkran holidays as casualties continue to mount. Deputy government spokesman, Lt-Gen Weerachon…

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Motorists involved in road accidents during New Year will undergo blood tests for alcohol

All motorists and motorcyclists involved in road accidents during the New Year’s festival from December 27 to January 2 will be subjected to blood tests at hospitals for alcohol as…

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Police defend  proposal for stiff fines for drivers without driving licenses

Thailand has become the world’s Number One with the highest rate of road accidents with ten million drivers out of a total of 31 without driving licenses, said Pol Maj-Gen…

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