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‘Songkran Festival 2018’ Great news
« on: March 02, 2018, 04:14:08 PM »
Songkran Festival 2018 Great news - no it hasn't been cancelled but it's been extended this year to five days  :-[ the holiday will start from April 12 to 16
April 12, as an additional holiday.




The Cabinet on Tuesday gave the green light for the five-day "Songkran Festival" holiday from April 12 to 16.
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DLT launches Safe Drive Save Lives road safety campaign for Songkran

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is ensuring the preparedness of facilities, promoting road safety practices during the upcoming Songkran holidays.

The DLT Director-General, Sanit Promwong, said the department is working to ensure the preparedness of facilities to accommodate travels of the general public during this year Songkran holidays under the department’s Safe Drive Save Lives campaign.

The campaign will be carried out in three phases, starting with seven days prior to the holidays on April 4th-10th, 2018, seven days during the festival on April 11th-17th, and seven days after the festival on April 18th-24th. It is aimed to minimize casualties and injuries during the long holidays, and to ensure there will be no casualties from accident related to public transport.

DLT officials will be working to inspect the blood alcohol level from all public transport drivers who are required to have zero blood alcohol level while operating vehicles. Transport companies and staff must inform passengers of safety regulations and safety practices in emergency, as well as advising them of law and regulations related to passengers.

All public transport vehicles will undertake inspection to make sure they are of good condition to operate, and must be equipped with GPS tracking system which allows the DLT, companies, and the general public to track the location and the behaviour of drivers real-time.

Speed detection devices will be placed along the main roads in and out of Bangkok, as well as security checkpoints.

Provincial Land Transport Offices are instructed to prepare more buses serving passengers during the festival, to enforce security checking measures at bus stations to prevent thieves, and employ more staff at passenger protection and complaint center.

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Police to ban water splashing on all main and secondary roads during Songkran

The Royal Thai Police will impose a total ban on water splashing on main and secondary roads throughout the country during the seven-day Songkran festival  from April 11-17 to ensure road safety for revelers and other motorists.

Pol Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, the deputy national police chief, said Wednesday (March 21) that police would coordinate with local administrators to designate zones where revelers can enjoy water splashing safely and devoid of all kinds of alcohol.

He said that police would strictly enforce alcohol control law by banning all alcoholic drinks in the zones designated for water festival.

Any shops located in the designated zones which are found selling alcohols will be strictly dealt with, he warned, adding that police would also check alcohol drinking by youths under 20.

Traffic police throughout the country have been instructed to facilitate travelling by revelers by opening up more traffic lanes for out-bound traffic during the start of the festival as revelers flock out of cities for their destinations.  The same measure will also be applied on the way back for in-bound traffic at the end of the festival.

Pol Gen Srivara said he expected more people would travel this year than the previous years and there would be more traffic especially on the northeastern-bound route, the Friendship highway.

Police, from now on, will meet every week to update their information and progress of work to facilitate traffic flow, he added.

Travelling on pickup trucks which are a popular means of travel, the deputy police chief said police would warn drivers to exercise caution when there are passengers riding on the back of the vehicles. 

But legal action will be meted out against drivers of pickup trucks who drive in a dangerous way which may result in an accident.

Overall, police will strictly enforce laws on the following driving behaviors: speeding, jumping traffic lights, not putting on seat belts, driving without a license, overtaking another car in a tight spot, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving in the opposite direction of the traffic, not wearing crash helmets for motorcyclists and pillion riders and using mobile phones while driving or riding motorcycles.

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Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ Great news but Don't dress sexy
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 01:46:32 PM »
Warning to all you guys if you don't want to get man handled when out playing with water, waving your little gun about soaking people  ::)
Don't dress sexy Oh! wait a minute, before KC  our very own proofreader  ;) jumps in, the article states, Local authorities are telling women to avoid dressing in sexy outfits, so i guess it is ok for guys, i don't really know, so do click on the link below for the article in full, so your not misinformed. do you think that sexual attacks on women are related to their outfits


Avoid sex assault: Don't dress sexy, says government   bangkokpost.com

The Best Thailand Songkran Water Festival Sexy Hot Exotic Pattaya Soi 6 Bar Girls Having Fun




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Deputy national police chief has come up with a list of do's and don't's for this year's Songkran. As thairath.co.th reports

Top of the list was molesting women such as by groping breasts. He said that anyone who does could face up to ten years behind bars or a fine of 200,000 baht or both.   thairath.co.th                                                                                                 

so guys no breast stroke even if your are a good swimmer  :(

                         
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Songkran revelers can ride on the back of pickup trucks, but banned from splashing water on main roads

Songkran revelers will be allowed to ride on the back of a pickup truck, but will not be allowed to splash water from the truck on main roads as part of the Royal Thai Police’s safety measure guideline to be applied nationwide during Songkran festival.

RTP spokesman Pol Gen Veerachai Songmetta said Tuesday that said the guideline had been distributed to all police units nationwide for implementation, with main focus on safe travelling, convenience in travelling and the opening up of road space to facilitate travelling.

Although riding on the back of a pickup truck is permissible, he said police on the spot could exercise their discretion to give a warning or to take legal action if they find the conduct of the revelers or the driver may pose a threat to their own safety or the safety of the other people.

He added that police would conduct random urine tests on drivers of public transport to ensure safety for travelers and, if the tests are positive for drug use, the drivers and the bus operators will face legal action.

Pol Gen Veerachai further said that police would especially get tough on the sale of alcohol to youths under 18 and in alcohol-free areas as well as drink driving.

He called on revelers to abide by Thai tradition and to hold Songkran-related activities in a creative fashion while warning young revelers to refrain from sexually abusing female celebrants or face tough penalties.

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Authorities set to ensure travel safety for Songkran travellers

As the Thai traditional New Year Songkran celebration is just two weeks ahead, several government agencies are now making preparations to cope with expected heavy traffic that will see millions of people travelling on all highways and on planes during April 11-17.

The preparation was to ensure safe travel for the people, and to prevent traffic accidents that in the past had claimed hundreds of lives and thousands of injuries during the Songkran holidays.

The Department of Land Transport and the Department of Highways (DOH) held high hope that they would be able to reduce fatalities in road traffic to zero at a number of roads it have selected for road safety campaign during April 11-17.

The government declared April 12-16 official Songkran holidays.

At the meeting yesterday (March 29), the DOH has identified 40 accident-prone routes where safety measures and campaigns must be intensified.

Thanin Somboon, the DOH director-general, said preparations to facilitate travels during this year’s Songkran festival was aimed at reducing traffic accidents on 77 selected roads to zero in line with the Transport Ministry’s policy.

Of the total 77 roads, 47 are under the responsibility of the DOH.

He said under the preparation, its local highway offices were ordered to conduct inspections on road conditions, traffic signs and road lights. They were also urged to ensure that all of the devices are functional to maximize road safety.

He said as past traffic statistics have all shown that causes of road accidents on the 47 roads are speeding, drowsy driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, cutting off and violating traffic regulations.

Therefore, the department has beefed up its safety measures by installing more speed limit signs, setting up checkpoints and adding warning signs on roads, he added.

For plane passengers during the Songkran festival, Mr Darun Sangchai, director-general of the Department of Airports, said he expected 7% increase of of passengers at 28 airports nationwide during April 11-17.

The number of passengers on international flights is projected at 45,000, while those traveling domestically will be about 336,000, he said

He vowed that the department would tighten its measures to maximize safety and convenience for all passengers.

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Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ Survival Guide – Top Ten Tips
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 01:54:02 PM »
An article on Songkran from one of the best media sites, Oh! yeah, who's that then. thethaiger.com of course, most of you guys know most of the songkran do's n don'ts, but a bit of advice for those that are new to the game.

Songkran Survival Guide – Top Ten Tips

Songkran is a celebration of the Thai New Year on April 13 each year. What started as a respectful washing of Buddha images with water to welcome in the forthcoming wet season, has turned into a mega-water fight. No prisoners are taken in this annual water battle – if you head outside or drive along the roads you WILL get wet. If you’re in a car it WILL get water thrown at it and probably a few handprints made with the sludge left over from the Prickly Powder.

It is a celebration and there’s plenty of music, noise, smiles AND water.

Sawasdee pi mai!! Happy Songkran.

1) Wear goggles

Where did that water come from that just shot in your eye? You don’t know and you probably don’t want to know! Suffice to say your eyes are at danger from the many things that end up in the water, including the prickly powder that was thrown at you and now dribbling down your forehead or added to the water before it was squirted at you. It will sting either way. A cheap pair of swimming goggles are a perfect accessory for the Songkran Fashionista. And keep your mouth closed as much as possible. You really don’t want to be drinking that stuff being shot at you. Be aware that come people reload their water guns with iced water that is very bracing when it hits you – it’s not all nice room temperature Evian heading in your direction. Second option, protective eyewear.

2) Have an exit strategy

Getting into an area where Songkran is going to be ‘busy’ is easy enough. Getting out can be another thing altogether. If you park your bike nearby it’s probably going to get parked in and leave you waiting to get to wherever you were intending to go next. If you intend to drink alcohol whilst ‘partaking of the new year waters’ then definitely plan to get a taxi home or have someone organised to get you back to your hotel safely. Having an exit strategy is a good investment tip – it’s a very good tip for Songkran as well. Know how you’re going to escape if 1) you need to or 2) when you want to.

3) Riding bikes will be VERY hazardous

Riding motorbikes at any time of the year is dangerous on Thailand’s roads. It’s a LOT more dangerous during Songkran. You might be quietly going to pick up a sandwich at your local convenience store and WHOOSH, an entire bucket of water is thrown at you from Songkran revellers on the side of the road. In fact, if you’re on a motorbike you’re considered a good target. So don’t wear your favourite Armani outfit if you’re on a motorbike and either avoid getting on a motorbike on April 13 or take it EXTREMELY slowly – you WILL get water thrown at you.

4) Don’t take phones or cameras with you

Water and electronic devices don’t usually mix. You want to capture all the fun of Songkran but you want to get your expensive camera back home still working, right? You have two options. 1) Leave any expensive electronic equipment, including your phones, at home 2) Put them in a plastic zip-lock bag and keep them secure in a bum bag. Even the latest ‘waterproof’ phones can get broken easily in the argy-bargy of a water skirmish. Consider taking your phone with you very carefully and think about how you’re going to protect it – putting it in your pocket ain’t going to cut it during Songkran!

5) Apply sunscreen

It’s hot, darn hot. It’s the hottest time of the year (which is what the water festival is all about). So the sun is likely to to be out. You’re going to be running around outside enjoying yourself so Mr Sunshine is going to love giving you a good case of sunburn unless you cover up. Obviously, you’ll need a waterproof application of SPF30+. Wear a hat and protect yourself from the sun.

6) Hydrate

Ironically, dehydration is a big problem each Songkran. You’re having water thrown at you all day. The last thing you’ll be thinking about is drinking water. But all that running around in the heat, despite the water being thrown at you, is going to dehydrate you very quickly. So take a water bottle or keep in reach of a convenience store where you can get refreshed throughout the day. DON’T refill from the tanks people are refilling their guns!!! Just don’t.

7) Be aware of the prickly powder

The type of powder used in Songkran has gone from just plain powder to what’s called Prickly Powder. When its applied to your face it leaves a burning sensation – not painful but you’ll certainly notice it. You certainly don’t want that stuff in your eyes – it will really sting. The powder seems about as prevalent as the water these days so be prepared to not only be saturated but coated in a white/grey sludge for most of the day.

8) Consider how you’re going to refill your gun

You’re all ready. You’ve got a water gun all full and ready for action. Locked and loaded! You rush out and start firing it at a few people and in approximately 2 minutes, you’re empty. You’re going to need to figure out how you’re going to reload your water gun otherwise it’s going to be a very short day or a day spent running away from people because you’re out of ammunition. Sea water is a great alternative if you’re near a beach.

9) Enjoy yourself, don’t take it seriously

If you head out into daylight during Songkran you’re likely to get wet. Period. Wear clothes that are going to be comfortable when totally saturated – cotton and natural fibres will retain the water a lot more than synthetic fibres that will tend to repel the water better and dry quicker. Wear a 20 baht plastic raincoat if you really need to but it sort of defeats the purpose of the day. People are going to rush up to you and throw water at you, usually with a great big smile to go along with it. If you’re out there, smile along with them and enjoy the local’s celebration of their new year. If you get your brand new Zara wool suit ruined by a bucket of water on April 13 you only have yourself to blame.

10) Seek an alternative

So, you’ve done Songkran for years and you really don’t want to do it again. No problems. You can go and sit in a quiet cinema for a few hours, walk around the shopping centres or enjoy Songkran-lite at many of the international hotels who host ‘toned down’ family-friendly Songkran celebrations. Otherwise stay at home and read a book. It’s one day (or two days if you are in Patong or Chiang Mai) each year – you will survive avoiding the streets for one day.

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No Drowsy Driving during Songkran 2018, Highway Police Campaign

The highway police of Chiang Mai have started to promote a ‘no drowsy driving’ campaign for the upcoming Songkran Festival next week in a bid to help reduce road accidents during the ‘seven dangerous days’.

A large event filled Tha Pae Gate yesterday (April 4th) with highway police cars filling up the square and a large stage erected to host the official start to the Highway Police’s campaign where deputy chief Police Major General Chat Sukkaewnarong opened the ceremony.

Deputy chief Pol Colonel Ekkarat Limsangkat, said on stage that the highway police are always prepared to take care of all citizens during the important holidays. If anyone has any problems, they can call 1193 or add Line ID @highway1193 for travel and road information.

This year, the highway police are giving away free Brand’s essence of chicken at all their 200, 24-hour locations around Thailand.

This is the 10th year the ‘No Drowsy Driving’ campaign has been run between Brands and the Highway Police, and the company will provide 45,000 bottles of Brand’s essence of chicken that revelers and drivers can drink to allegedly decrease drowsiness and exhaustion

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Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ Great news
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2018, 12:58:18 PM »
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This is the 10th year the ‘No Drowsy Driving’ campaign has been run between Brands and the Highway Police, and the company will provide 45,000 bottles of Brand’s essence of chicken that revelers and drivers can drink to allegedly decrease drowsiness and exhaustion

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Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ Great news but Don't dress sexy
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2018, 02:18:00 PM »
Warning to all you guys if you don't want to get man handled when out playing with water, waving your little gun about soaking people  ::)
Don't dress sexy Oh! wait a minute, before KC  our very own proofreader  ;) jumps in, the article states, Local authorities are telling women to avoid dressing in sexy outfits, so i guess it is ok for guys, i don't really know, so do click on the link below for the article in full, so your not misinformed. do you think that sexual attacks on women are related to their outfits


Avoid sex assault: Don't dress sexy, says government   bangkokpost.com

The Best Thailand Songkran Water Festival Sexy Hot Exotic Pattaya Soi 6 Bar Girls Having Fun


Classic.  ...should do a caption it thread with the girl in the beginning in braids.  The part where she looks down at the dude's waist.  Doesn't look to oimpressed about something.
 

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Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ - Drink-drive offenders to work
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 12:04:12 PM »
Drink-drive offenders to work over Songkran coping with other drivers

A large number of the 10,000 people currently on probation after being convicted of drink-driving offences will be helping the Probation Department in its attempts to enhance road safety over the Songkran holidays.

The extra helpers, who have been ordered by the courts to perform social services, will serve as traffic-regulating volunteers at checkpoints nationwide, said Probation Department director-general Prasarn Mahaleetrakul.

These former drunk drivers would, besides missing the chance to celebrate Songkran or travel wherever they like during the holidays, will work at outdoor checkpoints come rain or shine and deal with other intoxicated drivers’ aggression.

This should make them think twice before doing the same thing next time, he said.

Those placed on probation for drunk driving are required to perform social services at given hours throughout the one-year probation period during which their driver’s licence are also suspended.

Prasarn made the comment during a press conference in Bangkok to announce the department’s collaboration with related agencies to boost road safety during Songkran.

Using or having the checkpoint volunteers is a new activity aimed to make those arrested for drunk driving realise their action’s impacts and refrain from repeating the offence.

The holiday duties will be on top of the department’s usual assignments for them to devote their time to social service activities, such as working in morgues or taking care of road accident victims at hospitals or at the bed-ridden victims’ houses, Prasan said.

The department officials, if caught drunk driving, would also be liable for dismissal, he added.

Anther speaker, Secretary General of the Don’t Drive Drunk Foundation, Dr Taejing Siripanich, praised the new form of “checkpoint” probation and said it was entirely appropriate.

He said forcing former drunk drivers to work directly with traffic officers would give them a new perspective about drunk drivers’ actions. Many drunk drivers become aggressive, he said, threatening police officers and those manning checkpoints, or otherwise act inappropriately due to being intoxicated.

The Metropolitan Police Bureau’s Traffic Police deputy chief Pol Lieutenant Col Akom Jantalach said about 2,700 people were on probation in Bangkok City for drunk driving. They could be selected for the checkpoint-manning volunteer work or ordered to stand-by at police stations or other designated facilities.

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engrossing, fascinating, riveting ::)

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Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ The not so Great news
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 09:36:29 PM »
Hi all hope you had a great Songkran  :-[ Yes of course you did - been busy with my new venture, here's a bit to catch up on, so what happened, all the stops were pulled out to make the holiday a safe fun time for all, but failed miserably, Speeding was top of the list, claimed the most lives, drink driving following in second place. according to khaosodenglish.com who reports, Death Toll Surges, Taking into consideration there are more vehicles on the road. vids below, of the new generation that thinks for itself, but doesn't think of others. i read somewhere groping gets you ten years ::)

Songkran Perverts Out To Play


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Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ Great news
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2018, 03:00:11 PM »
Hee! Hee! where'd they go

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Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ Swift punishment for police
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2018, 02:08:00 PM »
Swift punishment for four provinces’ police chiefs over Songkran carnage

National police commissioner Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda has signed orders for four provincial police commanders to be transferred to new posts, accusing them of negligence during the so-called “seven dangerous days” of Songkran from April 11 through Tuesday.

Pol Maj Generals Thiwa Boondamnoen of Bueng Kan, San Phoraksam of Phetchaburi, Thawai Buranarak of Amnat Charoen and Chairat Thipayachan of Saraburi were transferred to the National Police Operations Centre on Thursday.

Chakthip had said the day before he was dissatisfied with the performance of several provincial police chiefs in curbing road fatalities during Songkran and was considering their transfer.

The four provinces had the worst death tolls in the country and day-to-day increases compared to last year.

This Songkran, 418 people were killed on the roads and 3,897 injured in 3,724 accidents, up slightly from last year’s 390 deaths and 3,808 injuries in 3,690 accidents, according to the Road Safety Centre.

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Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ The Seven Dangerous Days Myth
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2018, 06:55:50 PM »
The Seven Dangerous Days Myth

As Songkran comes to a close, people recover from hangovers, repair their water damaged phones and reluctantly get back to work as the authorities pick up the pieces around them. In Chiang Mai alone, over 100 tonnes of trash that was dumped around town was collected as a record number of revelers descended onto the city, giving way to a total of 132 road accidents over the festival period. Reports across the country exclaimed in horror that the total number of accidents increased again this year, citing the famous buzz words ‘seven dangerous days’ to describe the havoc on Thai roads during the festival, mainly attributed to wet roads, thoughtless water throwing, drink driving and drowsiness.

But are these days really any worse than any other? Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha vowed on 17th April to introduce more stringent measures over the Songkran period to help curb the ‘carnage on the roads’. Despite promising to reduce the figures, the Junta leader has been left eating humble pie as in spite of the increased number of checkpoints, road traffic accidents and deaths on our roads did increase.

The ‘seven dangerous days’ was a buzz phrase created by the authorities a decade or so ago to highlight the dangers on the roads during Songkran. Perhaps it was coined during the era when Songkran really was dangerous, but when you look at the numbers today it is quite clear to see that the ‘seven dangerous days’ are no more dangerous than any other day of the year on Thailand’s roads. Actually, they’re safer.

From 11th – 17th April 2018, there were a total of 3,724 road accidents reported across the country. Those accidents left behind them a wake of destruction, injuring 3,897 people and killing 418, according to the latest figures Road Safety Centre. In comparison to last year, 390 people died on the roads and 3,808 people were injured during the same period.

Chiang Mai came up top again in the highest number of injuries at 141 and 11 deaths, but was overtaken by Nakhon Ratchasima this year which recorded a total of 20 deaths from road accidents.

According to the Deputy Interior Minister Sutee Markboon, the main cause of fatal crashes this year was drink driving (40%) followed by speeding (26.5%).

Almost 80% of all accidents, fatal or not, involved motorcycles.

The carnage on the roads is not hidden from view, which is admirable for a government who often likes to paint themselves in the best light. Even the Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, who was put in charge of traffic and accident problems this year, said he needs to work harder next year, if he makes it that far.

Thailand’s roads are currently ranked first or second in the world for most lethal depending on your source, referencing WorldAtlas and World Health Organisation (WHO) respectively.

According to the WHO, an average of 24,000 people die on Thai roads every year, so let’s break down this number and compare it with the ‘seven dangerous days’ of Songkran.

If 24,000 people die a year, that works out at 461.5 deaths per week on average. This year’s Songkran saw 418 deaths, a considerable reduction of the weekly average. So on face value, the ‘seven dangerous days’ of Songkran this year were actually quite the opposite…statistically at least.

Therefore, either the ‘seven dangerous days’ is a total myth, or a success story in that the government’s scare tactics, awareness campaigns, clampdowns and PR have actually paid off. Of course, any death on the road is a tragedy, but if Songkran sees fewer deaths on the road than the weekly average, then that is something to crow about and perhaps learn from to use as a campaign throughout the year.

This year saw more accidents than last year, despite more than 2,000 checkpoints being set up across the country with over 60,000 police officers working the beat. Over 1 million vehicles were checked, with almost 150,000 people arrested or fined – mostly for not wearing crash helmets or driving without a license.

One can only wonder how safe the roads would be if the same efforts were made year round, because right now, each week is just another seven deadly days on Thailand’s notorious roads, and we should stop ignoring it.

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Re: ‘Songkran Festival 2018’ - Insurance claims over B600m
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Insurance claims during 7-day Songkran festival amount to over B600m

Over 600 million baht in insurance claims were demanded involving road accidents that occurred during the 7-day Songkran festival from April 11-17, according to the Office of Insurance Commission.

Sutthiphol Thaveechaikarn, secretary-general of the commission, said on Tuesday (April 24) that this year was the first year that the OIC put into service electronic platform, enabling the nine branch offices of the OIC, insurance associations and companies to file online reports of road accidents immediately and continuously.

On top of that, he disclosed that more people had made use of the OIC’s hotline No 1186 during the Songkran festival to seek advice on conditions about mandatory life insurance and voluntary life insurance.

Picha Siriyothin, president of the Thai Life Assurance Association, said out of a total death toll of 418 during the festival, only 86 of them took insurance coverage valued at some 25 million baht, adding that insurance companies are now in the process of preparing compensation payments to families of the dead victims.

Road accidents during the festival this year numbered 3,724 – 34 cases more than last year’s – with 418 deaths and 3,897 injured.

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