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ROAD SAFETY CENTRE OPENS FOR ‘7 DANGEROUS DAYS’

ROAD SAFETY CENTRE OPENS FOR ‘7 DANGEROUS DAYS’
ROAD SAFETY CENTRE OPENS FOR ‘7 DANGEROUS DAYS’

Thailand’s road safety and accident reduction centre has been re-launched ahead of the New Years “7 dangerous days”. The road safety center was implemented to help reduce traffic death during the New Year.


The opening coincides with the government-directed seasonal road safety campaign during the so-called “seven dangerous days” around the New Year. This year, the period runs until January 4th, the long weekend officially lasts four days and starts on Thursday 31st December.

Many people have been heading out of town since the beginning of the week although this year, fewer people are expected to take public transport due to the fear of contracting Covid-19.

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, who presided over the launch of the centre at the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, said the government was working to ensure people travelled safely during the holidays.

Prawit said the rules would be strictly enforced over the New Year — traffic monitoring and accident prevention agencies will integrate their usual work with urgent situations as and when they arise.

Priority is being given to reducing traffic accidents at the same time as encouraging public health measures in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.

ROAD SAFETY CENTRE OPENS FOR ‘7 DANGEROUS DAYS’

Prawit said vehicles should be checked to see if they are roadworthy, pickup trucks must not carry too many passengers in the bed of the vehicles, and motorists will be subjected to to breathalyzer tests during the 7 dangerous days.

Meanwhile, the Royal Thai Army has set up 226 rest stops outside army barracks nationwide to help motorists over the holidays.

The 24/7 stops will also be on Bangkok’s major travel arteries such as Phahon Yothin Road, Sukhumvit Road, the Friendship Highway and Phetkasem Road. Staff from military-run hospitals will man the rest stops to provide medical care if needed.

The rest stops in Thailand, which will also offer vehicle check-ups and receive emergency complaints, have been operating since December 25th and will run until January 6th.

ROAD SAFETY CENTRE OPENS FOR ‘7 DANGEROUS DAYS’
ROAD SAFETY CENTRE OPENS FOR ‘7 DANGEROUS DAYS’
ROAD SAFETY CENTRE OPENS FOR ‘7 DANGEROUS DAYS’
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