Road safety measures launched to reduce accidents during upcoming holidays

December 7, 2014

Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill
Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

The national police bureau has launched stringent road safety measures to prevent road accidents during the upcoming New Year Holidays.

Deputy Commander of the Royal Thai Police, Police General Ruangsak Jarid-ake disclosed on Sunday that the bureau was aimed at providing both convenience and safety for commuters over the New Year Holidays.

Traffic command centers across the nation have assigned more police officers and other related units to man check points and enforce tougher regulations since December 1st in a bid to better prepare.

According the World Health Organization, Thailand is one of the countries with the highest rate of road accidents in the world. The number of road accident-related deaths in the nation usually shoots up during major holidays, including the New Year, when millions of Thais travel by roads to their hometowns and tourist attractions.

Source: National News Bureau of Thailand, 7 December, 2014


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