Road accidents declined during Bhuddhist Lent Day


BANGKOK, 18 July 2011-Director-General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Wiboon Sanguanpong said the no-alcohol campaign for the Buddhist Lent has paid off with the number of road accident declined.

According to Mr. Wiboon, related agencies have been instructed to monitor and record the number of accidents during the long weekend holiday. He added that each province only submitted the statistics after the holiday, provided that it would be reported on a daily basis during the New Year holiday.

He added that although statistics came out a few days after the long holiday, but the results obtained so far were satisfying as the number was lower than last year.