Various agencies in Thailand have launched a no-drunk-driving campaign for the 2020 New Year festival.
The campaign is to raise awareness of social responsibility among car drivers.
Thailand’s Deputy police chief Pol Gen Wirachai Songmetta, offered his support for the no-drunk-driving and social responsibility campaign.
He also gave 10 points of advice to car drivers and bike riders to reduce the number of road accidents.
His ten recommendations were:
Do not speed – Slow down
Don’t drive in the wrong direction
Do not violate run red lights
Use your safety belt
Carry a driver’s license
Don’t pass other vehicles in blind spots
Don’t get drunk and then drive – No drunk driving
Wear a motorcycle helmet
Drive your motorcycle in a safe manner
Don’t use a mobile phone while driving or riding
Pol Gen Wirachai said the Royal Thai Police intend to raise awareness of road safety among all drivers, particularly during long holidays with many road travelers.
During the seven-dangerous day from December 27, 2019, to January 2, 2020.
Over 8.6 million vehicles are expected to travel in and out of Bangkok.
During the New Year 2019 period, a total of 3,791 road accidents were reported.
And of those – 463 people were killed and 3,892 injured.
Drunk driving and speeding were the main causes of most accidents.
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