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Total six dead in Phuket during Seven Days of Danger New Year 2019

Total six dead in Phuket during Seven Days of Danger New Year 2019

PHUKET: Phuket has concluded the Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign for New Year 2019 with six dead and 53 injured in 55 accidents reported during the holiday week from last Thursday (Dec 27) through yesterday (Jan 2).

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By The Phuket News

Thursday 3 January 2019, 10:48AM


Rescue workers attend to a man injured on Thepkrasattri Rd during the Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign for New Year 2019. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Rescue workers attend to a man injured on Thepkrasattri Rd during the Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign for New Year 2019. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) reported this morning (Dec 3) that the the 24-hour period for Jan 2, Day 7 of the campaign, saw five people injured in four accidents, with no deaths.

The DDPM noted that two of the accidents were single-vehicle incidents, with another two involving motorbike riders not wearing helmets, and one accident involved a drunk driver.

Of the four accidents, the DDPM highlighted one of them, that of Nitisak Chanthima, 50, who was involved in a single-vehicle accident in Patong. He was not wearing a helmet and was driving without a license, the DDPM reported.

Meanwhile, police reported issuing 791 fines for moving violations during the 24-hour period for Jan 2, as follows:

• 18 fined for operating an unsafe/illegally modified motorcycle

• 42 fined for not wearing seatbelts

• 227 fined for driving without a licence

• 0 fined for speeding

• 39 fined for running a red light

• 36 fined for ghost driving (driving opposite traffic flow)

• 18 fined for dangerously cutting off other motorists in traffic

• 18 fined for using mobile phones whilst driving

• 12 arrested for drunk driving

• 381 fined for not wearing helmets

Of the 7,602 people reported as fined for moving violations during the campaign, 2,106 were caught driving without a licence, 3,273 were caught not wearing helmets while riding on a motorbike, and 560 were caught not wearing seatbelts.

 

 

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Kurt | 03 January 2019 - 17:39:32

... we have to take in consideration that the 7 days RTP show was just symbolic. Nothing more, nothing less. Just good for a laugh, but certainly not for taking it serious. Thai Opera's manifest themselves in many different ways.

Nasa12 | 03 January 2019 - 15:40:36

"227 fined for driving without a licence" This its only a half day work for Chalong polisen in Rawai and only tourist.

Discover Thainess | 03 January 2019 - 12:45:00

I don’t understand how only 18 illegally modified motorcycles were found. More than 18 go past my apartment every minute of every day, most with exhaust pipes loud enough to rattle your fillings. I also wonder if the police fine themselves for ghost riding down bangla rd every afternoon to get to their box on beach road?

Kurt | 03 January 2019 - 11:09:32

Don't worry, the year 2019 is very young. Phuket will reach her yearly number of road casualties. For sure.

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