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Rawai Mayor puts road safety in spotlight: Only 18% of Phuket motorcyclists wear helmets

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Rawai Mayor puts road safety in spotlight: Only 18% of Phuket motorcyclists wear helmets

By The Phuket News

 

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Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos presided over the event that was held at Muang Phuket School in Rawai and was attended by 350 people including high school students, private sector employees and municipality officers on Monday (June 10). Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET:-- Rawai Municipality ran a training event on Monday (June 10) to educate people about the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a motorbike as statistics show that only 18% of Phuket motorcyclists wear a helmet at all times, compared with the national average of 56%.
 

Rawai Mayor Aroon Solos presided over the event that was held at Muang Phuket School in Rawai and was attended by 350 people including high school students, kindergarten students, private sector employees and municipality officers including Rawai Municipality Chief Administrative Officer, Preecha Jennarong.

Mr Preecha said at the event, “The government previously set the years 2002-2020 as a period of focus for road safety, having local authorities conduct measures and campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of safety helmets.


Full Story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/rawai-mayor-puts-road-safety-in-spotlight-only-18-of-phuket-motorcyclists-wear-helmets-71750.php#hIBrZ5pQOkmOVfCC.97

 

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Let's hope it are good helmets and not just a piece of plastic with a helmet shape.

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Next focus - motorbike tailights. Around Buriram about 1 in 3 are not working and obviously the police don't care.  Trying to spot them on a dark night in the rain is a lottery.

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2 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Mr Preecha said at the event, “The government previously set the years 2002-2020 as a period of focus for road safety, having local authorities conduct measures and campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of safety helmets.

 

Pathetic.

They have been at this since 2002.....might want to hire some new people to take over. Don't think their "focus" got the job done. 

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Just another 'look at me' job.  Only when Thailand sets a minimum international standard for helmets that riders must use will i applaud the likes of the above.  Ice cream buckets on ya head DON'T CUT IT!!  Sad but true!! 

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12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Rawai Municipality ran a training event on Monday (June 10) to educate people about the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a motorbike

They could show some nasty pictures from accidents where people didn't use helmets.

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Just a show for the media. The cheap plastic helmets they use will not save them anyway.

A 3000 baht helmet will, but who's gonna pay for it when for most people it means 1 week salary. 

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34 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

They could show some nasty pictures from accidents where people didn't use helmets.

I'd agree with that.

Unfortunately I bet it won't happen as they don't want to 'upset' people looking at gruesome photos. No interest in reality, until it affects them.
 

IIRC there was a road safety advert in the UK years ago which showed a peach being hit by a hammer, with a voice-over saying that this would be your head if you had an accident without wearing a helmet.

Perhaps that might be more acceptable - especially as it has food in it?

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Better late than never as the saying goes, however, the authorities have only themselves to blame as they have never really enforced this law......

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2 minutes ago, Geoffggi said:

Better late than never as the saying goes, however, the authorities have only themselves to blame as they have never really enforced this law......

'this law' - as opposed to all the others diligently being enforced.

'blame' - authorities - ha ha!

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18% that's a high number! Is it another TAT dream statistic?  MaeJo University has a policy on students, no helmet on the head you cant come in to the premises; works well I observed yesterday.

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Those guys at the front don't look old enough to have a driving licence anyway so should not be needing a helmet.

But that's another subject.

 

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