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Police checkpoint blamed for accident as Malaysian “big bike” tourist dies in South

Police checkpoint blamed for accident as Malaysian “big bike” tourist dies in South

Thai media has suggested that a badly positioned police checkpoint on the Petchkasem Highway in Pattalung was responsible for an accident that killed a Malaysian tourist and seriously injured his…

Traffic authorities claim success as deaths down 11%

Traffic authorities claim success as deaths down 11%

THE SEVEN-DAY road safety-monitoring period ended with what was considered a success as the accident count reduced by 2 per cent and the death rate decreased by 11.5 per cent.…

167 people killed in road accidents for the first three days

167 people killed in road accidents for the first three days

Casualties from road accidents for the first three days of the “Seven Dangerous Days” of safety driving campaign have risen to 167 killed and 1,793 injured, with drunk driving being…

Police appeal for public help to lower holiday road toll

Police appeal for public help to lower holiday road toll

THE Academic Centre for Road Safety said yesterday that drunk driving remained the issue of greatest concern regarding road safety, as people may celebrate for a longer time during the…

Dashboard cameras proposed as Thailand claims worst traffic fatality ranking

Dashboard cameras proposed as Thailand claims worst traffic fatality ranking

As Thailand is unofficially acknowledged as having the highest fatality rate in road accidents worldwide, road safety advocates and police are backing a proposal that would see as many as…

Frenchman killed in a road accident in Cha-am

Frenchman killed in a road accident in Cha-am

A 77-year old Frenchman was killed after he was run over by a passenger’s car in Cha-am district of Phetchaburi province on Wednesday (Nov 15). The victim, identified as Joseph…

Mechanic killed in ten wheeler collision as pick-up taken out on test run

Mechanic killed in ten wheeler collision as pick-up taken out on test run

The owner of a garage was killed after he invited a co-worker to take out a customer’s pick-up on a test run after a tune up of the engine. The…

Eight year old survives as parents thrown from car in Buriram accident

Eight year old survives as parents thrown from car in Buriram accident

An eight year old girl lost both her parents after a car slammed into a roadside wall yesterday in Buriram. Thrown from the Nissan Almera were Manit, 42, and Sukanya,40.…

Phuket road deaths keep on rolling

Phuket road deaths keep on rolling

A total of 68 people died on Phuket’s roads from January through April this year, with more statistics to be tabled indicating that Phuket is on track to match –…

Bangkok aims to halve road deaths

Bangkok aims to halve road deaths

AFTER EXPERIENCING 600 road deaths last year, Bangkok is ramping up efforts to significantly lower its road casualties by 2019. The timeframe is based on the five-year Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative…

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