Road safety

Five injured on day three of the Seven Days road safety campaign

PHUKET: Five people were injured in Phuket in five crashes on day three of the Seven Days of Danger New Year’s road safety campaign, officials reported.

The news came from a report posted online yesterday (January 1) – the first campaign report released by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket) since the campaign began at midnight Tuesday night.

The five people injured included four men and a woman, with no fatalities. The accidents were caused by drunk driving and people riding motorcycles with risky behavior, according to the report.

So far, authorities in Phuket have recognized only nine accidents and nine people injured since the start of the campaign, the report confirmed.

The report noted that the information was presented during the daily campaign briefing held yesterday morning at the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office in the Phuket Provincial Hall.

Vice Governor Amnuay Phinsuwan chaired the meeting. He was accompanied by Udomporn Kan, head of the Provincial Office for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM-Phuket) in Phuket, and other relevant officials, according to the report.

“Although there are no deaths at the moment, there must be a search for the cause of the accidents every day,” said V / Gov Amnuay.

He stressed that checkpoints set up across the island must strictly enforce COVID prevention measures in order to reduce the spread of the virus in the region, the report concluded.

No further details of the Seven Days campaign in Phuket were provided.

So far, no government agency, including the police, has released statistics on the number of fines imposed since the start of the campaign.