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Udon Thani steps up road checks after high rate of accidents

Udon Thani’s deputy governor has ordered more stringent control of road users after finding a higher rate of road accidents and fatalities than targeted for the Songkran holiday period.

Deputy Governor of Udon Thani Somwang Puangbangpoh recently met with the province’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office and received a report indicating that 16 accidents took place in the province on the official beginning of Songkran on April 12. A total 14 injuries resulted from the accidents with 2 fatalities. From the start of the holiday travel period, 34 accidents were recorded with 37 injuries and 4 fatalities.

Somwang pointed out the most common causes of the accidents were drunk driving and failure to wear a helmet as well as disobeying traffic rules. Motorcycles and pick up truckers were the most common vehicles involved in accidents.

As a result of the meeting, the deputy governor has ordered authorities more strictly penalize drunk drivers and motorcycle riders without helmets, asking the public to report any transgressors to police. He bid all be mindful of their safety so that they may enjoy the Songkran holiday to its fullest.

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