Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks

Drink-driving behind 90% of violations

NATIONWIDE: Drink-driving cases accounted for almost 90% of traffic offences during the New Year holiday period, according to the Probation Department.

accidentsalcoholdeathcrimepolicetransport
By Bangkok Post

Thursday 4 January 2018, 08:42AM


Nine out every 10 of the 3,936 drivers detained so far for serious driving offences have been for driving while drunk. Photo: Bangkok Post / file

Nine out every 10 of the 3,936 drivers detained so far for serious driving offences have been for driving while drunk. Photo: Bangkok Post / file

Almost 4,000 motorists have been put on probation for traffic law violations nationwide, the department added.

Justice Ministry deputy permanent secretary Thawatchai Thaikhiew yesterday (Jan 3) revealed the figures relating to court probation orders against traffic laws violators nationwide during the holiday period between Dec 28 and Jan 2.

A total of 3,936 motorists have been put on probation. Of them, 3,515 cases involved drink-driving or about 89%, while 44 cases involved reckless driving (just over 1%), as well as 376 other traffic violations (nearly 10%), Mr Thawatchai said.

The five provinces with the highest accumulated number of drink-driving incidents are Surin (361 cases), Bangkok (288), Sakon Nakhon (201), Nonthaburi (182) and Ubon Ratchathani (175), he said.

Probationers are required to report to probation officers and perform community social services such as looking after people injured in road accidents, and victims of drink-driving, Mr Thawatchai said.

Meanwhile, holiday season road fatalities rose to 375 on Tuesday (Jan 2), the sixth of the “Seven Dangerous Days” of New Year travel, with Nakhon Ratchasima overtaking Si Sa Ket as the province with the most deaths.

A total of 375 people died on the roads during the six days and 3,612 others were injured in 3,456 accidents across the country from Dec 28 to Jan 2, according to a latest report from the Road Safety Directing Centre released yesterday.

Zest Real Estate

The death toll was up from 317 recorded from Dec 28 to Monday (Jan 1).

On Tuesday, a total of 51 people were killed and 431 injured in 400 road accidents nationwide.

The most common cause of deadly accidents was drink-drinking (40.25%), followed by speeding (28.5%). Most accidents involved motorcycles (79.8%), followed by pickup trucks (8.2%).

The highest number of road accidents over the six days – 120 – was reported in Udon Thani.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday stressed the need to enforce traffic laws strictly to help curb road accidents.

The prime minister said traffic laws must be obeyed all the time, not only during holidays. Gen Prayut also said he hoped that there would be no deaths or injuries caused by road accidents during the Songkran holidays in April.

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Jor12 | 06 January 2018 - 10:10:23

Again incorrect comments. The article is about law enforcement and statistics and of the most common causes of fatalities, not minor ones such as drugs or inattention.

Kurt | 04 January 2018 - 09:56:59

The hopes of General Prawut are wish full thinking as long there is normally such a absence of traffic law enforcement as it is in Thailand.

The article mainly mentions about speed and drunk driving.
But not a word about drugs.

Songkran holidays traffic accident fun will be the same as last year.
With all these illegal rides of people with water/ice drums in the back of pick up cars.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Chinese men use fake taxi ploy to kidnap, rob Chinese woman in Phuket

"damage to the image of... taxi drivers" 555, that's a good one. If it were a real Tha...(Read More)


Tourism still wounded one year on from Phoenix disaster

Last week I had my monthly haircut for 150 thb. In next chair was a chinese tourist getting same hai...(Read More)


Tourism still wounded one year on from Phoenix disaster

Thai are good in marketing themselves, but many times bad in not delivering what they state/preach. ...(Read More)


Tourism still wounded one year on from Phoenix disaster

Despite all the discussion of what Thailand has done to make themselves look better to the Chinese.....(Read More)


Phuket light-rail budget B34.8bn for Phase 1 only, expected to jump 10%

Ben, they never bring in foreign experts to help with any major projects because it would make it mu...(Read More)


‘I only shot him to stop the attack’, says Patong tuk-tuk driver

Oh, so this Chartchai was just being a good citizen trying to protect tourists from this bad guy??? ...(Read More)


‘I only shot him to stop the attack’, says Patong tuk-tuk driver

‘the fight started because Panya has been cautioned over trying to trick and steal tourists’ be...(Read More)


Surf danger warning issued for Phuket

No need for having "ISLA'.There is already that expert pendejo.Just keep publishing his adv...(Read More)


Patong tuk-tuk drivers attack, kill motorbike taxi tout

What on earth is going on?! The guy's just sitting there smiling at the camera? Perfectly happy ...(Read More)


Patong tuk-tuk drivers attack, kill motorbike taxi tout

Ah yes - only recently the head of the taxi clubs was complaining about new taxes driving away touri...(Read More)