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The second day of the Seven Days of Danger road-safety campaign for the Songkran holidays drew to a close at midnight last night with Phuket maintaining a record of zero deaths in road accidents during the campaign.
However nine people were reported injured in eight accidents across the island during the 24-hour period, according to official statistics provided by the Phuket office of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM).
Four of the accidents were in Muang District, which which encompasses Phuket Town, Kata-Karon, Wichit, Chalong, Rawai and Nai Harn, and the other four accidents were in Thalang District, which covers the north half of the island.
Kathu District, which includes Phuket’s party town of Patong and other key beach areas including Kamala, recorded not a single accident, said the DDPM report.
Police across Phuket reported issuing 1,589 fines for moving violations during the 24-hour period, as follows:
Of note, 36 people were arrested for drunk driving.
Officials at checkpoints across the island reported inspecting 5,594 vehicles throughout the 24-hour period, with 38 vehicles – comprising 14 cars, 22 motorbikes, two six-wheeled trucks – seized.