A leading campaigner for road safety has slammed the government and the police for abandoning Thai children who are dying at the rate of three a day on the nation’s roads – known as some of the most deadly in the world.
Dr Thaejing Siriphanich blamed inaction on the part of the government and police. He told Daily News there was a lack of action, lack of budget and lack of enforcement.
They were letting down the nation’s children, said the head of one of Thailand’s anti-drink driving groups.
He was particularly referring to the death toll of children on motorcycles. Few wear helmets.
Dr Thaejing said that Thailand was a signatory to international conventions on the rights of children – in particular these meant that Thailand was honor bound to protect the health and safety of children.
On the roads they were not doing their part to help with this.
He said that there were an average of 24,000 people dying on the Thai roads every year. Of these 80% involved motorcycles.
A “Thai Roads Foundation” survey found that only 43% of adults wore helmets but for children this was a meager 7%.
There were 1,155 deaths of under 15s a year – or about three per day.
He called for the government and police to work with his foundation and others to address this situation regarding children and motorcycles and helmet use.
He said the state had let the matter evaporate away through inaction and called for government action, allocation of budgets and better police enforcement.Facebook.
2 Repatriates Confirmed Covid-19 Positive (June 6)
Phuket Hotels Left Unaware Of Reopenings
Almost 100 Koh Samui Hotels Forced To Sell Due To Covid-19 Crisis
Koh Samui Weather (June 6)
One New Cases, 3 Recoveries – Covid-19 Update (June 5)
Tourism Ministry Wants To Spread Out Songkran Holiday Dates Over The Year
Thailand Developing Thermal Face Scanner
1 Thai, 2 Nigerians Arrested Over Social Media Scams
Durian To Get Odor-Free Packaging
Domestic Tourism Stimulus Measures To Be Decided By Next Week
Frenchmen Use Holiday To Tackle Pollution On Remote Island
Bangkok Airways Waives Fees To Promote Travel
PM Says Only Allow Specific Countries Will be Allowed To Travel To Thailand, Once International Travel Ban Is Lifted
Samui Hotels May Join Chopping Block
20 Thai UK Returnees Have Covid-19 Symptoms
Bangkok Airways To Offer More Flights To Koh Samui
Bars, Entertainment Venues and Massage Parlours Next To Reopen
Bank Of Thailand Ready To Act Against Strengthening Thai Baht
MRT Passenger Mask Giveaway Project Starts Today
Songkran Slated For July If Relaxed Measures Go Smoothly
- Regional News2 months ago
Koh Samui. 7-Eleven and Family Mart close overnight.
- Koh Samui News2 months ago
Samui Covid-19 update
- Breaking News2 months ago
Koh Samui’s first Covid-19 case
- Breaking News3 months ago
One dead, two injured after bar shooting in Samui
- Events2 months ago
Koh Samui is going into full lockdown
- Thailand News2 months ago
Bangkok booze ban and postponed holidays
- Regional News2 months ago
National curfew starts today
- Thai Life2 months ago
Thailand’s government officials extend tourist visas