PHUKET TOWN: Some 900 people attended a Traffic Accident Prevention Fair in Saphan Hin yesterday, marking the start of a province-wide effort to improve road safety through education and law enforcement. Vice-Governor Winai Buapradit, who is leading the campaign, said at the opening ceremony at the Phuket Provincial Transportation Office, “Phuket has the highest rate of death from traffic accidents in Thailand – about two people every three days, and many others live with the effects of serious injuries.” K. Winai said that the two-pronged campaign would involve strict enforcement of traffic laws, and an education campaign urging people to drive safely. He added, “This effort follows the previous campaign to promote the use of helmets and seatbelts, and the holding of driving licenses. I hope it will help us to end the pain.” The fair also featured games, entertainment, lucky draws and free service booths for vehicle checks.
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