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Head of anti drink drive foundation takes aim at lazy police over helmet usage

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Head of anti drink drive foundation takes aim at lazy police over helmet usage | Samui Times

The head of Thailand’s Don’t Drink Drive Foundation has pulled no punches in blaming the Thai police for not enforcing the law when it comes to helmet use on motorcycles.

Head of anti drink drive foundation takes aim at lazy police over helmet usage | News by Samui TimesThe issue results in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year, noted foundation secretary Dr Thaejing Siriphanich.

He slammed the police for simply not bothering to enforce the helmet laws and he blamed the government for allowing them to get away with it.

He said that the government should come down hard with penalties on police stations that allow motorcycle riders to ride without helmets in their jurisdictions.

“The police need to enforce a 100% helmet wearing policy,” he said. “That is the only way to start reducing the death toll in bike accidents”.

Dr Thaejing was asked for his comments ahead of the New Year period when focus always shifts to the high death toll on Thailand’s roads, accepted as some of the most dangerous in the world.

Thai Visa /Daily News

Head of anti drink drive foundation takes aim at lazy police over helmet usage | News by Samui Times

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