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MOPH ramps up raod safety policies
« on: March 21, 2016, 12:26:55 PM »
MOPH ramps up raod safety policies

The Minister of Public Health Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, said today that improving road safety measures is one of his agency's most urgent policies.

The Minister said his ministry is aiming to reduce the number of road accident victims, while pointing out that the majority of them are from the working-age population, often family leaders.

The latest records from the ministry show that more than 27,000 people were injured and 436 killed in road accidents from December 29, 2015 to January 4, 2016. He said driving under the influence of alcohol was the major cause of the accidents.

The Ministere said his agency had come up with new road accident prevention measures that have yielded effective results. The measures involve installing alcohol checkpoints together with a center to temporarily detain drunk motorists.

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