Sangkron 2023, 264 corpses, Bangkok champion worries the number of injuries and deaths will be higher this year. I repeat, don't drink and drive, don't speed, don't wear a helmet.

Songkran 2023 found 264 deaths, the highest number in Bangkok, and 502 children under the age of 20 due to drink-driving. Insist on alcohol testing at every accident. Don't sell alcohol to children and youth, don't drink and drive, don't speed, wear a safety helmet.

On April 3, 2024, at Puthapanya Temple, Mueang District, Nonthaburi Province, together with the Health Promotion Foundation (Thai Health Promotion Foundation) and network partners, the Accident Reduction Network Office (NHCO). Hold a press conference to raise awareness about the losses caused by road accidents “Songkran The Thai Way: No Drunk Driving 2024”. Join us in preserving the beautiful traditions of Songkran in Thai style. Have fun and respect each other.

By Ms. Konkan, director of the Support Office for the Control of Social Risk Factors in Takranyarit, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO) has ranked road safety, in which Thailand recently dropped from 9th place to 18th place in the world. The government has set a target to reduce injuries and deaths from road accidents to 12 per 100,000 by 2027, especially during this Songkran festival. We must emphasize road safety and don't drink and drive, because according to the Ministry of Public Health, 4,340 people drink and drive, of which 502 are young people under the age of 20. Thai Health Promotion Foundation is affiliated with network partners. Reduces accidents during this period In association with 100 networks of drunk driving victims across the country, the “Don't Drunk Drive, Go Home Safe” campaign in various provinces emphasizes measures to take care of road safety. Check for alcohol in every crash. Do not sell alcohol to children and teenagers. If a child is found to be involved in a drunk driving accident, the shop will conduct an investigation. Report illegal behavior through “Facebook: Don't Drink Drive Foundation” so that those responsible can provide legal punishment to violators.

“Thai Health Promotion Foundation supports Traffic Accident Prevention (TSO) at the provincial level by emphasizing measures to prevent accidents in 222 high-risk districts, not drink driving, not speeding, and not wear helmets. Because most of the accidents are born in the community area to encourage the community and to warn the people in the community not to drive under the influence of “set up warning checkpoints in the community”. This is in line with the central agency's data which found that 56% died from accidents during Songkran. Closer to home, the deaths occurred within a radius of 5 km. The Thai Health Promotion Foundation has created a communication campaign space under the campaign 'Don't drink and drive, drive home safely, drink alcohol and be brain drunk'. To talk about the absorption of alcohol in the body even for a short time. It affects the brain, decision making, and dares to do things that shouldn't be done. Excitement, impatience and lack of awareness can lead to accidents. And loss this year Songkran, I want to send a message to the people. Motorists should not drive after consuming alcohol. Before leaving, plan your trip. Take enough rest. Wear a safety helmet. And always wear a seat belt. Let us unite to reduce accidents to zero during the festival,” said Ms. Konkan.

Miss Pranisa Theobibidfon, Network and Community Specialist Department of Cultural Development The Ministry of Culture has announced that the 18th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage was held in the Republic of Botswana on December 6, 2023. The Ministry of Culture has announced the certification “Songkran as a World Heritage Site” so we joined the department. The drive to promote Thai culture as soft power will increase the country's economic value. and prepare a plan to accommodate tourists attending the event with regard to security and take into account human rights principles such as non-sexual harassment of Thai and foreign tourists. Courtesy and Respect Those who do not wish to sprinkle water during Songkran do not disturb others. Do not cause disturbance in public places. Including asking for cooperation from motorists. Use the road that obeys the law. Including helping to monitor strict traffic rules or reporting to authorities if you see someone behaving inappropriately.

Vidhya Sansena, Director, Integrated Road Safety Division, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, Ministry of Home Affairs said that Road Safety Administration Center (ROAD) has compiled road accident statistics collected for 7 days from April 11 to 17, 2023, totaling 2,203 accidents, 2,208 injuries and 2,208 deaths. 264 people, the province with the most accidents was Chiang Rai Province, 68 times. The highest number of deaths was in Bangkok, with 22 deaths. The cause was 38.22% speeding, 23.97% drunk driving. 80.46% of the accidents involved motorcycles. Strict control by policies and measures and preparing to face accidents in 2024 under the campaign “Drive carefully. Accident-free Thailand” consists of guidelines and measures, dividing the activities into 4 periods: 1. Campaign and public relations period 2. Pre-intensive control operation period 3. Intensive control period 4. After intensive control. Hence, emphasis was placed on bringing all departments together to bring the area under control. Control and reduce risk factors for road accidents in terms of people, roads, vehicles and the environment. By allowing security related agencies, provinces and Bangkok to coordinate with all departments to take measures as guidelines for intensive and continuous operations in traveling in every dimension.

Director of Accident Reduction Network Office (Accident Reduction Network Office) Mr. It is important to carry out a campaign to make people aware of the dangers of bromine and public relations. Be prepared and increase alertness. Be careful while driving Be prepared to assess hazards at all times Hazards encountered include unprepared vehicles, unprepared people, and imperfect wheel and tire conditions. Lack of road holding ability If the water splashes, the driver will not know the way. The Higher Education Commission office has rushed to send information through the news tower by integrating all media such as not wearing a helmet, drunk driving, speeding and sleeping. Create media campaigns to send directly to local agencies and agencies. To distribute information and public relations to the public and drivers. To reduce the losses due to road accidents during the festival.

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