During the month’s long weekends, law enforcement officials are reminding drivers to take extra precautions and obey all traffic laws.
Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said that Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha is worried about the safety of the public throughout the three long weekends this month. He further issued orders to the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Interior, the Royal Thai Police, and other state institutions to prioritize public safety over holiday travel comfort.
The prime minister urged vacation drivers to use extreme caution and to make all essential preparations, including getting in shape. Road accidents are a leading source of serious and deadly injuries in Thailand, thus he emphasized that drivers and motorists should always follow the rules of the road.
Between January 1 and November 23 of this year, 13,042 individuals in Thailand lost their lives due to accidents, while over 834,130 people were hurt and 145 were rendered unable to work.