drink driving

  • Crime

    Driver allegedly obstructs and stops ambulance, patient dies

    A driver may face serious charges after he allegedly cut in front of and stopped an ambulance that was rushing to pick up a patient who later died on the way to a local hospital. Emergency responders received a call to pick up a patient who was in critical condition and being given CPR at his home in Samut Prakan,…

  • Chon Buri

    Drunk foreign woman escapes injury after crashing car into wall in Chon Buri | VIDEO

    A foreign drunk driver has had a lucky escape after crashing her car into a wall in the Banglamung district of Chon Buri, in eastern Thailand. The Pattaya News reports that rescue workers arrived at a property in the Soi Chaiyapruek 2 housing estate to find a sedan car smashed into a wall. The 60 year foreign female driver was…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Business people exemptions, road checkpoints, Phuket delay | October 6

    Daily TV news on The Thaiger. Up to date information, delivered to you, free. Thai government considers easing restrictions for foreign business travellers The Thai government is considering further easing entry restrictions for foreign travellers coming to conduct business in the Kingdom. Up to date, around 11,000 businesspeople and work permit holders have been granted entry by the Centre for…

  • Coronavirus Thailand

    Lifting of alcohol ban sees resurgence in road carnage

    With the alcohol ban lifted the carnage has resumed on Thailand’s roads. The national alcohol ban was lifted in all 76 of Thailand’s provinces, plus Bangkok, last Sunday. The sale and transport of alcohol was banned as part of the national state of emergency in order to stop people drinking and socialising during the Covid-19 crisis. A predictable, and welcome,…

  • Coronavirus Thailand

    54 Covid-19 deaths compared to 26,000 road deaths

    OPINION by Brian Hull, long-term expat From time-to-time The Thaiger adds some different perspectives from guest posts. Expat Brian Hull gave us permission to repost his social media rant about the road deaths in Thailand, comparing them with the death toll from the Covid-19 outbreak. Thailand, with a population of 67 million, has done a good job to date in…

  • Crime

    Drink-driving professor crashes, injures 2 police and elderly woman

    A university professor has been arrested for drink driving in Samut Prakan, just south of Bangkok, after he crashed into a police motorcycle. Two police officers and an elderly woman were injured in the incident. Police and a rescue team were called to the scene and discovered a police motorbike lying on the road and 2 injured officers. The injured…

  • Bangkok

    Drunken Bangkok tour bus driver fired after ‘borrowing’ a bus

    A tour bus driver has now been fired by the tour company that employed him as a driver after he went on a drunk-driving rampage in Bangkapi district of Bangkok around 3am Thursday morning. The incident was reported by khaosod.co.th. The drunk driver was taken to a police station after being nearly lynched by a mob. He was charged with…

  • Pattaya

    Drunk driver plunges into parked cars in Pattaya, one person seriously injured

    PHOTOS & VIDEO: The Pattaya News A man remains in hospital after a drunk driver lost control of his vehicle and plunged into parked vehicles on the other side of the road. Three other vehicles have also been damaged in the early morning incident on Pattaya Sai 3 Road in North Pattaya. Pattaya City Police were notified of the incident…

  • Thailand

    New 500 baht fine for drunk cycling

    Up to now drink-driving cyclists have not been included in the laws governing drunk drivers of other vehicles in Thailand. But with the rising popularity of cycling as a fitness trend, that’s about to change with a new 500 baht fine if bought drunk in control of a bike. Drunk bicyclists who are currently immune to litigation because there is…

  • Chiang Mai

    Halving Thailand’s road toll by 2020 – The impossible dream

    “The WHO report points out that progress has been made in certain areas, such as legislation. But it has not been fast enough to meet the UN goal of halving road traffic deaths between 2016 and 2020.” Thailand draws world attention for its amazing scenery, vibrant foodie scene, raunchy nightlife and local festivals. It also draws attention for all the…

  • Thailand

    40 more people died during Seven Days of Danger

    463 people died due to traffic collisions and chaos over the past week – the seven days of danger – with drink diving and speeding, again, the major cause of traffic incidents. The death toll was up by 40 from last year’s count of 423 and close to the 2017 record of 478. Drink-driving was listed as the cause of…

  • Bangkok

    National death toll rises to 236 – Day Four in the “seven dangerous days”

    A total of 236 people have killed and 2,265 others injured in 2,194 road accidents after number were released for the first four days of the New Year holiday period’s “seven dangerous days”. The tally includes deaths and injuries from last Thursday up to Sunday night. Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima had the highest cumulative fatalities of 12 deaths each,…

  • Thai Life

    30% rise in drink driving incidents

    FILE PHOTO Despite all the hoopla, promises, checkpoints on all major roads and extensive media campaign, drink driving remains the leading cause of accidents over the first three days of the New Year holiday road safety period – aka. The Seven Days of Danger. Police report a 30% rise in drink-driving arrests up to last Saturday. 6,000 breathalysers and radar…