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Thailand in curfew: Accident stats show continual drop

 

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Daily News reported April's fatalities at the scene of accidents nationwide. 

 

This showed 45 fatalities last Wednesday, 42 on Thursday, 34 on Friday and just 13 and 11 on Saturday and Sunday. 

 

Thailand started a nationwide curfew on Friday night from 10 pm to 4 am. 

 

Daily News said that the fatalities from the weekend would rise when all jurisdictions had reported. The media drew no inferences from the relationship of the stats to the imposition of the curfew. 

 

Since the start of the year 4,156 have died at the scene of road accidents. 

 

The real death toll, when those that die on the way to and at hospitals are added, is reckoned to be between 24,000 and 26,000 a year or possibly in excess of 2,000 a month. 

 

Some observers are speculating that the curfew will see less deaths on the roads. 

 

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Daily News featured one accident in their report; that of a ten wheel truck that went into a lamp post in Lamlukka, Pathum Thani outside a 7-Eleven in Klong 8. 

 

The driver needed to be cut out of his cab. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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The curfew is working, the cases are dropping significantly, today only 38 cases. Stay safe, everyone.

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Some observers are speculating that the curfew will see less deaths on the roads

 

Who came out with that Einstein esque statement?

 

Once the curfew ends we all know the numbers will return to the usual 60+ / day. 

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So Thailand can learn from this situation. Less deaths at Songkran and New Year just  ban cars and bikes from the road.

 

Thousands of lives saved. No brainer!

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Keep this curfew during Songkran, and I'm sure somebody from Government will try and "spin" this like a huge traffic success.

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"Some observers are speculating that..." implies not all of them and that some other observers didn't think that. [hits head against the wall]

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3 hours ago, JCP108 said:

"Some observers are speculating that the curfew will see less deaths on the roads."

 

The same observers also speculated that if you're cold, like in a movie theatre, and you put on a sweatshirt, you won't be as cold. They also thought that if you find yourself feeling hungry, if you eat something, you will feel less hungry. 

 

 

Well said JCP 108, I think a 5yr old could have worked that one out. 

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2 hours ago, Laughing Gravy said:

So Thailand can learn from this situation. Less deaths at Songkran and New Year just  ban cars and bikes from the road.

 

Thousands of lives saved. No brainer!

What a good idea,i am sure if you carry on in this vein you will be up for poster of the year.

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3 hours ago, Laughing Gravy said:

So Thailand can learn from this situation. Less deaths at Songkran and New Year just  ban cars and bikes from the road.

Sorry, but it's look like they just ban brain

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Posted (edited)

Not a bad idea really. A permanent and enforced curfew from, say, 2100 to 0500 could raise life expectancy at birth by several years ... But then, why not just make it 24 hrs a day? Could make a world of difference.

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Im guessing that the fact here is, the RTP are having to go out and actually police the roads, man checkpoints etc between 2200 and 0400.  If they could possibly keep implementing these, what I see as mandatory measures, beyond the CV19 crisis, it would be a great step forward in decreasing the road toll.

 

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