Bangkok governor opens road accident reduction campaign

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BANGKOK, 30 August 2015  – Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra presided over a road accident reduction campaign held on Sunday at Taling Chan Floating Market.

The campaign aims to raise the awareness of road users in Bangkok about road safety and rules, under the slogan “Slow Driving, No Crosscut, No Red Light Violation”. The campaign is also to realize the 1990 cabinet resolution to build the capital city “The Metropolis of Safety”.

According to the governor, Bangkok has been one of the world’s top places with high rate of road accidents. He said most of the accidents were caused by high speed driving and instant crosscuts. However, the situation is improving due to stronger traffic law enforcement, making people safer on road.

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and relevant authorities are therefore running the campaign at communities, schools, and markets where road traffic are congested. The locations spread over six zones across Bangkok.