Transport Ministry to propose 7-7-7 Songkran safety measure

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BANGKOK,(NNT) – The Ministry of Transport is set to propose that Cabinet implement a 7-7-7 safety measure for the Songkran holidays targeting 7 days before, during, and after the holidays.

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The Minister of Transport, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has revealed the Ministry of Transport has ordered its affiliated agency such as the Department of Highways, and the Department of Rural Roads to ensure good condition of roads and traffic facilities to accommodate the traffic during the Songkran holidays.

He said this will be the first year that the Ministry will campaign for motorists to put their headlights on even during daytime which helps reduce the accident by 30% according to research.

The Ministry of Transport will be executing the 7-7-7 measure which calls for the improvement of roads and facilities in the 7 days before the festival, mobilizing officials on site for 24 hours to maintain safety during the 7 days of the festival, and to ensure the general public travels back safely during 7 days after the festival.

The measure will be proposed to the Cabinet for approval on 4th April 2017.