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Phuket Governor bestows UK Safer Roads Foundation ‘Key to the City’


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Phuket Governor bestows UK Safer Roads Foundation ‘Key to the City’

Rapipan Suksawat



Mr Michael C Woodford, with his wife Nuncy Somavilla, accepting the 'Key to the City'. Photo: Phuket PR Department


PHUKET: -- The president of the UK-based Safer Roads Foundation has been given the “Key to the City” in appreciation of the efforts and support given to help reduce the carnage on Phuket’s roads.


Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong handed the key to foundation President Michael C Woodford at a ceremony at Phuket Provincial Hall on Friday (April 21).


Present for the ceremony were Phuket Vice Governors Snith Sriwihok and Teera Anantaseriwidhya, Phuket Provincial Chief Administrative Officer (Palad) Thawornwat Khongkaew and Phuket Provincial Police Commander Maj Gen Teeraphol Thipjaroen.


The special dedication follows the installation of “intelligent” red-light traffic cameras at five key intersections in Phuket. The cameras, which became operational on Feb 16 this year, have the ability to automatically trigger fines to be issued against the registered owners of vehicles caught entering the intersections.


They can also sense – and capture images of – motorbike riders and passengers not wearing helmets. 


The cameras and integrated technology cost more than B16 million, provided by the Safer Roads Foundation.


However, the special recognition was for more than just the camera project, pointed out Dr Wiwat Sritamanot of the Phuket office of Thailand’s Road Safety Network.


Full story: http://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-governor-bestows-uk-safer-roads-foundation-key-to-the-city-61903.php

-- © Copyright Phuket News 2017-04-25
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They wanna try fitting them over Patong hill then if they really want to stop some of the carnage, would be amazed if anyone actually paid up here in LOS, do they know you supposed to stop at a red light.

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