Trang province prepares for possible road accidents during the upcoming Songkran holiday

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TRANG, 4 April 2014 – Trang Province has conducted a mock drill reconstructing a road accident to prepare for the upcoming Songkran holiday.

At the Kuanpring intersection, Trang Governor Somsak Parisutho Hemthanon presided over a mock-drill operation aimed towards preventing and tackling road accidents during the holiday period. The move also plans to benefit related agencies such as Trang’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office, the Trang police, and the province’s Department of Land Transport, to have a chance to practice their skills in dealing with road accidents.

The upcoming Songkran holiday from April 12-16 will mark the dangerous seven day period from April 11-17. During the seven dangerous days, the provincial authorities along with related agencies, will setup checkpoints with the hope to reduce road accidents.

Meanwhile, three main measures have been established. The measures include controlling drunk driving for both drivers and passengers, speed control, and strictly abiding by traffic laws. Lastly, drunk drivers are also prohibited from leaving their residential areas to drive on their personal vehicles. Violators will be tried according to law.