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Songkran: Thai authorities target 10% accident reduction on specific roads - 5% overall

 

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The chief of the communications ministry has said that the Thai authorities are targeting a 10% reduction in accidents on a selected batch of particularly dangerous Thai roads - 111 in all. 

 

They want to see a 5% reduction overall in the number of accidents. 

 

If this is achieved in terms of the expected death toll it would mean somewhere around 25 - 30 less corpses this year, Thaivisa notes. 

 

Minister Arkhom Termphaisit was all smiles yesterday at the prospect. He appeared with several beautiful Thai promotional ladies in a press event at the Department of Rural Roads. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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Yep, police were hard at work this morning, trying to fill their quota of 60 tickets before they put their feet up for the rest of the holiday. How do I know this? The village head announced it over the loudspeaker this morning. 

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5 minutes ago, webfact said:

Minister Arkhom Termphaisit was all smiles yesterday at the prospect.

Looking at the picture, me thinks this isn't the reason he's smiling. 

 

6 minutes ago, webfact said:

The chief of the communications ministry has said that the Thai authorities are targeting a 10% reduction in accidents on a selected batch of particularly dangerous Thai roads - 111 in all. 

That's nice. Saying it won't make a shred of difference, but it's nice all the same. 

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It was around 60 deaths a day last month, and it'll be around 60 a day over the holiday. This is Thailand, that's how it is, and there's nothing you can do about it.

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25 minutes ago, Mosha said:

It was around 60 deaths a day last month, and it'll be around 60 a day over the holiday. This is Thailand, that's how it is, and there's nothing you can do about it.

👍 Unless rubbery figures  for Songkran ?

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"He appeared with several beautiful Thai promotional ladies in a press event at the Department of Rural Roads. "

  I thought he wanted us to take him seriously?

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Thai authorities are targeting a 10% reduction in accidents on a selected batch of particularly dangerous Thai roads 

Thought that was the whole road network 'ere ..

 

1 hour ago, webfact said:

Minister Arkhom Termphaisit was all smiles yesterday at the prospect. He appeared with several beautiful Thai promotional ladies in a press event at the Department of Rural Roads

But will there not be more crashes with drivers gawping at the pretty girls .. 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

He appeared with several beautiful Thai promotional ladies in a press event at the Department of Rural Roads.

Wonder what the PM has to say about the well-above-knee- skirts they're using?  Ahan thaa.  :thumbsup:

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What a pathetic effort !!

 

Last year there were 418 road deaths & 3900 injuries, bear in mind, the number of deaths is only those at crash site, not later deaths as a result of the crashes.

 

All this self serving Gov't & RTP can come up w/ is a 5 - 10% reduction on those figures!! 

 

PM Prayut, Police Minister Prawit, rest of Gov't & RTP should be totally ashamed w/ their lack of commitment to Thai people on reduction of disgusting & totally unacceptable Road Tolls in this Country!!   

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Minister Arkhom Termphaisit was all smiles yesterday at the prospect.

I just wonder why he thinks this year will be different from other years?

Too many people will still die on the roads,reason to smile?

I have seen a few things already this year in preparation of the carnage,it did not look good.

 

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Maybe the lack of tourists, not just from overseas but Thais staying at home this year will make this possible?

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The gal to the right of the male is very cute😘

Whoah !!!! get back on track pal !!!!! ... this story is about Songkran lol 😂  

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It's the old riddle. 

 

What goes up but doesn't come down?

The thai road fatality numbers.

 

Law of average says that, if the number in the back of a pick up truck is 12 during Songkran, instead of the normal 6.

 

The road kill is going to be higher during this period. 

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

The chief of the communications ministry has said that the Thai authorities are targeting a 10% reduction in accidents on a selected batch of particularly dangerous Thai roads - 111 in all. 

 

They want to see a 5% reduction overall in the number of accidents.

Same rubbish spouted-out every year!  The target should be 100% reduction all round! 

 

Have the Thai authorities got any interest in the funeral business?

Just asking!

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Once you read the 3 words 'Thai authorities target' there is nothing meaningful to be gleaned from reading further . What you will never read is 'Thai authorities analyse,review and amend targets based on results of....."

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25 to 30 less corpses this year...………...really going for it!!!

 

Have they notified the Police about this so they can take pro active action to achieve this?? Like get out there and patrol the roads instead of playing on the iPhone in the shade!!!

 

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Bugger, I very nearly fell off my bar stool when I read that, fortunately it had arms on it to prevent myself from falling over and suffering life threatening injuries, unlike the millions of idiots about to take to the roads. :drunk:

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