159 people killed, 1549 injured so far in Thailand New Year’s seven deadly days of driving road toll

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Road Safety Operation Center (RSOC) is maintaining its concentration on screening for drunk driving along every route and in festival areas.

On Monday (Dec 30), at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Pol. Lt. Gen. Damrongsak Kittiprapat, Assistant Commission–General, Royal Thai Police, chaired the announcement of the Road Safety Operation Center’s progress.

A summary of road accidents on 29th December 2019 recorded 531 accidents, with 47 deaths, and 560 injured. The total number of accidents since the first day of the campaign (27-29 December 2019) is 1,504, with 1,549 injured, and 159 killed.

Consequently, the RSOC has adjusted its checkpoint setting’s strategy to correlate with the cause of an accident, as well as implementing an area-based mechanism to target hazardous behavior. Especially, the risk of drunk driving among youths under 20 years of age; when identified, they must prosecute such offenders along with their guardians and the shop that sold liquor to the minor.

Moreover, strict supervision of the use of safety equipment has been redoubled to reduce the loss of life in road accidents as much as possible.

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