Public Health Ministry initiates road safety campaign

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BANGKOK, 23 February 2015 – The Ministry of Public Health will take a leading role in promoting road safety, as Thailand ranks third in terms of most road fatalities.

Public Health Minister Ratchata Ratchatanawin said that it is important to assure traffic regulations are followed all year round, and not just during statistically hazardous periods.

The World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that road accidents in the country kill roughly 26-thousand people per year. That number has put the Kingdom in third place for the world’s highest road deaths.

Public Health officials are expected to act as positive role models for other organizations by not going over the speed limit or drunk driving, and always wearing safety gear.

In addition, the Department of Disease Control has been instructed to draft a road safety protocol, which will be adopted by all public organizations across the country.