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The Prime Minister has advised the public to drive mindfully, in order to reach their destinations safely.
Government Spokesperson Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd disclosed that today is the last day of the Songkran holiday. Consequently, a large number of motorists on both major and minor roads across the country are returning to Bangkok.
Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked the public to drive mindfully and carefully. He called for greater road discipline and conscientiousness, in order for drivers to reach their destinations safely.
The most common causes of accidents during the Songkran holidays are speeding, jaywalking, and drunk driving. Most accidents involved motorcycles, followed by personal cars and pickup trucks.
However, the number of fatalities fell by almost 20 percent compared to last year. This was attributed to general public cooperation with traffic regulations, as well as the government’s road safety measures and campaigns.
The Prime Minister has thanked the public for its cooperation and understanding. He ordered relevant agencies to summarize information on accident prevention and reduction, as well as helpful travel tips, for the general public.