BANGKOK – Thailand’s Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said Monday drivers of buses and other forms of public transport who are suspected of having consumed alcohol will be prohibited from operating vehicles in 61 accident-prone areas nationwide during the New Year period.
The Transport Ministry has set a target of reducing the rate of deaths and injuries on all forms of transport by at least 5% from last year’s statistics, he said. Thailand has one of the world’s worst road safety records.
He told the Bangkok Post the Ministry of Transport (MOT) will end the year observing its so-called “7-7-7” policy.
This refers to the ministry maximizing safety precautions during a three-week period seven days before, during and after the New Year.
Ministry statistics show there were 304 transport-related…
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