Connect with us

Phuket

Two dead in first 30 hours of ‘Seven Days of Danger’ campaign

Published

 on 

PHUKET: As the first full day of the ‘Seven Days of Danger’ road safety campaign came to a close, the goal of zero road fatalities was already dashed.

According to statistics issued by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Phuket Office, the island saw 10 road accidents on day one of the campaign, resulting in 11 injuries and the death of Pat Prayernyong, 48.

Of the 11 injured, seven were foreigners.

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan last week confirmed Phuket’s zero road-deaths goal for the New Year’s road-safety campaign, which is running from December 29 through January 4 (story here).

As the sun rose on the campaign’s second day, an early morning accident claimed the life of Mutslim Dakhan, 23, and injured his passenger Appasara Suriyakanjana, 19, on Thepkrasattri Road in Thalang.

Only a day and a half into this year’s campaign, the total number of road deaths is already equal to the total number of fatalities during last year’s campaign, which saw two dead and 45 injured in a period of seven days (story here).

The increased security measures have thus far seen more than 2,000 vehicles checked and nearly 400 traffic offenders charged, including 159 people for driving without helmets and 123 people for driving without a valid licence.

Additionally, 17 motorists were caught driving under the influence of alcohol.

Additional reporting by Winai Sarot.

— Kongleaphy Keam

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Press Room9 hours ago

Best island boat tours from Phuket – must-visit islands and unforgettable experiences you should not miss out on

Thailand10 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Foreigners anger Chiang Mai locals for kissing in temple

World10 hours ago

Former Coventry footballer seriously ill in Thai hospital

Crime10 hours ago

Weapons used by jealous Thai man to murder and chop up lover found

Guides10 hours ago

Foodie Zone: Should you try Keto diet? 2022

Chiang Mai10 hours ago

River in Chiang Mai overflows, floods spread

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand11 hours ago

3-year jail term for carrying crops, fruit & veg into Japan

Thailand12 hours ago

Bank repossesses the wrong house in central Thailand

Thailand12 hours ago

Innocent man jailed 7 months for 15.8 million baht theft demands justice

Weather12 hours ago

Thailand’s cold season expected to hit in late October

Thailand12 hours ago

ฺThai boxer blackmails 20 women into sending nude pics

World13 hours ago

South Korea gives North Korea a warning

Visa13 hours ago

Philippines offers attractive alternative to Thailand’s 10 year LTR visa

Phuket14 hours ago

Thousands join Chinese ceremony at Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Coronavirus (Covid-19)14 hours ago

Bang Sue’s Central Vaccination Centre officially closed

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending