Holiday road accidents expected to decline 5%


BANGKOK, Dec 19 – The government has targeted reducing road accidents during the New Year holiday by 5 per cent, according to government deputy spokesman Pakdeehan Himathongkham.

He said the cabinet acknowledged the Interior Ministry’s campaign against road accidents nationwide between December 27 and January 2.

Emphasis will be given to speed control, crackdown on drunk driving, helmet wearing for motorcyclists and truck drivers’ behaviour behind the wheel, he said.

Related government agencies in Bangkok and the provinces have been instructed to follow the Interior Ministry’s guidelines on road accident prevention, he said.