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Phuket New Year leaves five dead in five days

The Phuket News

 

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Phuket police reported issuing 1,228 fines for moving violations during the 24-hour period for Dec 31. Photo: The Phuket News

 

PHUKET: Phuket’s road-accident tally for the New Year holidays stands at five dead and seven injured in just five days since the Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign for New Year 2019 began on Thursday (Dec 27).

 

The 24-hour period for Dec 31 left one person dead and seven injured in seven accidents, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) reported this morning (Jan 1).

 

The inclusion of the death of Thisadee Kankasikam, 44, early yesterday morning (Dec 31) brings the death and injury tally for the campaign to five dead and 31 injured in 33 accidents.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-new-year-leaves-five-dead-in-five-days-69850.php#qX6QZ8MwFy5BWGxS.99 

 
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Can someone please explain the point of those tents they set up during these so-called dangerous days? I drove home (sober) last night at around 12:30. Kata Hills were full of helmetless motorbike riders, some of whom were obviously drunk. Surely the best time to nab drunk drivers/riders is after midnight on January 1st. And the tent just before the hills going towards Chalong? Lights out, no one there at all. This morning on the way back, one man in a polo shirt smoking a cigarette.

 

Waste of space!

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It’s just a face thing, to appear to be doing something in case of national or international criticism, without either having to make any effort or spend any money. So many campaigns and crackdowns here are based on the same principles. But I am sure the police grant themselves plenty of overtime budget to sit in the tents and play with their phones.

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