Road Safety Centre Opened as New Year Holiday Starts

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BANGKOK, Dec 27  – The Road Safety Operation Center has opened as the New Year holiday exodus begins.

Deputy Interior Minister, NiphonBunyamanee presided over the opening of the command center, aimed to reduce the number of road accidents during the seven-day period of New Year holiday from Dec 27 to Jan 2.

Traffic accidents rise during the long holiday exodus, prompting the authorities to enforce traffic law to curb traffic violations such as speeding and drunk driving.

He instructed officials at all sectors to strictly implement the plan, mapped out to prevent and reduce road accidents. Provincial authorities were ordered to inspect road checkpoints to ensure smooth operations.

MonthonSudprasert, director-general of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office said that the road safety command center would integrate officials’operations at every level. The Metropolitan Police Bureau is the main operation center in the capital.

Information on road accidents will be collected during this year’s road safety campaign for evaluation and improvement in the next year in a bid to cut the number of road accidents to the lowest figure.