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Offline thaiga

Min of Public Health urges motorcyclists to wear helmets
« on: March 15, 2016, 12:51:47 PM »
I have noticed a lot more people seem to be getting the message and are wearing helmets, but what is all this urging, just enforce the law, like they do in most countries

Min of Public Health urges motorcyclists to wear helmets

The Ministry of Public Health will enforce stricter traffic regulations throughout the year in an attempt to curb road fatalities.

The Ministry of Public Health and relevant agencies will launch a campaign to urge motorcycle drivers to wear the helmets. Violators will be sentenced to community service at at a hospital. Instead of paying fines, they will be asked to care for patients with brain damage. Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn is hoping they will realize the importance of safety regulations. Dr. Piyasakol revealed that each year, 24,000 people die from road accidents in Thailand. 70% of road fatalities were motorcycle drivers who did not wear helmets.

Many of those who survived became permanently disabled. This year, at least 140,000 people were injured and more than 2,200 were killed in road accidents from January 1 to March 11.

According to last Saturday’s statistics, nearly 30% of injuries and deaths nationwide were caused by motorcycle accidents. Nearly all of those treated for brain damage were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

NNT
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Offline thaiga

Motorcyclists not wearing helmets will face community service at hospital

Motorcyclists who violate the road safety rule requiring them to wear a helmet will be given community service at hospitals and made to care for patients with brain damage.

The move is part of a new campaign launched by the Ministry of Public Health and relevant agencies to enforce stricter traffic regulations and curb road fatalities.

Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said he hoped the punishment meted out to motorcycle drivers who don’t wear helmets will make them realize the importance of safety regulations.

Each year, 24,000 people die from road accidents in Thailand, Piyasakol said. Of those road fatalities, 70 percent were motorcycle drivers who did not wear helmets.

Meanwhile, many who survived road accidents became permanently disabled.

So far this year, more than 2,200 have been killed in road accidents and at least 140,000 people injured from January 1 to March 11.

According to last Saturday’s statistics, nearly 30 percent of injuries and deaths nationwide were caused by motorcycle accidents.

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