Government pays more attention to road safety

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Government pays more attention to road safety

With road accidents blamed for 20,000 deaths and Bt500 billion in financial losses every year, the government has vowed to invest in safety measures.

“We will revise the budget laws to ensure that local administrative bodies can make the utmost use of their financial resources in accident prevention,” Deputy Interior Minister Sutee Makboon announced at Bangkok a seminar on Wednesday. The Road Safety Policy Foundation and the Road Safety Thailand Center organised the two-day seminar in collaboration with other agencies.

The “Invest for Sustainable Road Safety” seminar, ending today, drew more than 1,500 participants. Sutee emphasised that the government had made it a mission to reduce road accidents. It has banned speeding, driving while drunk or drowsy and use of mobile phones while driving and encouraged the use of crash helmets and safety belts. “We will increase our investments in road safety,” Sutee pledged.

He said Road Safety Thailand Center branches would play a key role, collaborating with local authorities in solving traffic problems. “We have also assigned the Labor Ministry to increase its safety officials’ roles to boost safety,” he said. Sutee said road accidents were responsible for half the deaths of social-security recipients. “We will also improve law enforcement,” he said.

The penalty for drunk driving might be increased, and the speed limit in urban areas could be set at 50 kilometers an hour. As well, enhanced safety functions like anti-brake systems could be made mandatory for all motorcycles. “We will also require that children be taught about road safety beginning in kindergarten,” he said. He said the Road Safety Thailand Center would work with academic institutions and other agencies in studying the cause of accidents and recommending preventive measures.

Road Safety Group Thailand manager Dr Tanapong Chinwong noted that the United Nations had declared 2011-2020 the Decade of Action for Road Safety. “UN members, including Thailand, are encouraged to try to halve road fatalities,” he said. Across the world, road accidents kill 1.3 million people every year and injure more than 50 million others.  Source: Asia Nation

 

 

  • Charles Baht Esquire.

    If the good government actually truly cares about road safety they could start by throwing these no respect , lawless unruly old cretin drunkard Poms our on their fat heads from Thailand it’s clear and apparent these English have no respect for other people’s saftey time and time again I see these fat old Poms leaving the cheap Charlie beer bars in the company of ladyboys and questionable of there age girls on the back of their Scooby scooters and their vehicles they have hidden a few blocks away completly sozzled up and all tanked up drunk yet they drive off anyhow . How long before the law will get serious about shutting these pedo lawless English down .

    • frenkie

      charles shrimp cock 1 bath esquire, where you was 4 december in the morning at the corner pattaya thai 3th road, i hope next time is you. only we want is read the news paper. A good advice, go find some work in the small village b your family take bananas out of the tree or something like that. Go of of this site loser.

      • Tony Akhurst

        I am sorry to say but you are being to kind to this stupid little man that calls himself (Charles baht esquire) I call him the only phoedophile that lives here but spend his time frequncing all the boy bars and keeps a string of l.b.
        So this cretting may and I hope that one day he will get caught for drunken driving and having sex with minors.

        • Guest

          What is a “phoedophile” as you wrote it? Please do explain you illiterate cretin. You senile sore loser cannot even write a single sentence in your mother tongue without a mistake. If that is not pathetic, what is? Are you drunk all day or just a fulltime moron?

        • Charles Baht Esquire.

          i see you and your pedo cheap charlie beer bar organization have been busy luring underage boyztown boys once again ya sick as sh8t poor busted asz Pom on skid row

      • foreskin

        Charles No Baht is a fat, deluded, bald headed turd who cannot get his 2 inch manhood to stand anymore, therefore he is a nasty, bitter old man. As for you, try learning to spell, and take some lessons in grammar.

        • Ricksanchez

          You’re a real boring c–t foreskin. If you’re not talking and obsessing about men’s ring pieces then you’re talking about 2 inch knobs… Go think of something original you pleb.

          • foreskin

            It’s ‘go AND think’ thick moron.

          • Ricksanchez

            NO it’s not dumba$$

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        Look c ock boyztown sucker Pom start getting used tome as you have choice in the matter i’m Here to remind and expose you pedo English fat slobs .

        • JACK

          The only fat ck sucking slob is your mother paedo paddy!

      • JACK

        charles shrimp cock 1 bath esquire, hahahahahahaha classic

    • Ricksanchez

      Too true Charles. the fat sweaty creeps fall out of their cheap charlie [email protected] nk stained watering holes at all hours. Climb with extreme effort onto their clapped out wave/click/pcx with their pi$$ pot helmets barely covering their bald patch and their man bo-obs falling out of their wife beater vest. They then struggle home with some tanked up rent–boy on the back. Absolute disgrace to humanity

    • JACK

      YOU are the self confessed drunk driver, you hippocrite lunatic paddy paedo!

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        crying wolf now are you Pedo Pom, this is the result of being a convincing liar and having multiple pedo profiles trying to use my name . But you are trying to avoid the original questions abou t your recent and past pedo activities , well shifty sh*t pedo Pom hmmm

        • JACK

          You have posted frequently about driving home sozzled, you lying paddy paedo sex pest and lunatic!

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            Obviously your back tracking from your typical sick Pom pedo activities and forget all those drink drunkard Pom self confession posts you made in all those pedo Pom profiles you’ve Made up to lure minors into your Webb of lies .

          • JACK

            You are a pathological liar and a very sick puppy! well Paedo Paddy?

          • JACK

            You are a lying piece of sh it like your fat baldy old paedo sex pest drunkard dad!

          • Charles Baht Esquire.

            I’m merely pointing out I have exposed you posting and pedoong in multiple profiles and also this is the result of you posting in other people’s name confessing to chronic drug use and under the influence of alcohol driving and putting innocent people’s life in danger you do not have the right to be in Thailand or in your case enter Thailand.

          • JACK

            Pedoong? What´s that? a North Korean missile´hahahahahaaha you illiterate drunk driving filthy paedo!

  • Ken Anderson

    Let’s hope they see sense and do the decent thing of banning all Thai males from the roads.

  • Tony Akhurst

    Good luck with this impossible task as al the thais just likes to drive without due care and attention drunk or otherwise.

    • Guest

      You should try to write your stupid comments in proper English you senile cretin. Even better you should refrain from posting. Go grab some Chang beers and go back to your butt-buddy Popeye the derelict clown he is waiting for you in that retirement castle with a view on his beloved tunnel.

  • soidog

    What is needed is about 500 million more years of evolution , some Thai brains rattle like dice in a box and the idea of safety and self preservation is beyond the periphery of conscience.

  • JACK

    ” Government pays more attention to road safety ”
    well it couldn´t pay less attention!

  • Rob

    It’s simply down to proper law enforcement and harsh penalties for offenders. Until that happens, everyone will continue to drive with impunity and the carnage will only get worse.