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500 free helmets to be handed out to motorbike drivers before Songkran

Tanutam Thawan

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Patong Development Foundation, along with Patong Police and Patong Municipality, will be handing out 500 helmets to motorbike drivers in Patong before Songkran Day under the campaign ‘Where’s your helmet’.

Patong Police Chief Col Anothai Jindamanee says, “Many motorbike drivers have been injured and die in road accident. We want 100 percent of motorbike drivers and passengers to wear helmets.”

“We will hand out 500 helmets to motorbike drivers on April 11 (Thursday) from 4.30pm onwards at the police box on Bangla Road, Patong.”

The Thaiger notes that most of these helmet hand-out campaigns do little to encourage Thais to wear protective helmets. Phuket has a particular problem with the non-wearing of helmets with many of the injured and dead motorcyclists being found not to be wearing a helmet at the time of their accident.

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