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Covid-19 Songkran: Hundreds avoid death on the roads thanks to virus!

 

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Thailand's infamous "Seven Deadly Days" death toll on the roads every Songkran new year holidays has not happened this year.

 

The lockdowns and bans due to the coronavirus pandemic have seen to that. 

 

Normally at least 400 die on the roads between April 11th and 17th as the authorities desperately try to limit the carnage that has seen the Thai roads named as some of the most dangerous in the world. 

 

It is all change this year especially as the alcohol ban in many places may have contributed to far less DUI incidents. Drink driving has always been a major reason for accidents especially at Songkran. 

 

Daily News reported that just 136 people died from Saturday to Friday last week when the Songkran festival would normally have been held. 

 

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In comparison a Nation report from last year showed 297 deaths from April 11-15th last year and just 90 deaths in the same period in 2020. 

 

On Saturday only 13 died bringing the year total for deaths at the scene to 4,429.

 

The media always cautions that the figures will rise when all jurisdictions report their figures and when those that die on the way to and at hospitals are added to the tally. 

 

Thaivisa notes that the figures for casualties and injuries have been much lower this year since the economic downturn took hold and many people stopped travelling.

 

Source: Daily News

 

 

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There is always a silver lining. 

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Wow that is a surprise not!

 

Now we know the government action for the deadly days of the year is a lockdown,curfew and alcohol ban. 

But isn't the death toll far higher than most  death stats so that would have to be everyday!

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This should make the OP thread hijackers who have been complaining COVID has less deaths than the roads Happy, or maybe not.....still can not compare what happens because of idiotic drivers who do not pay attention to how they drive, and ride MC's here with COVID-19.  Unless you want to claim that Driving like an Idiot is a virus, a systemic one at that, throughout the entire world and not just here.... 

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45 minutes ago, webfact said:

Daily News reported that just 136 people died from Saturday to Friday last week when the Songkran festival would normally have been held. 

ONLY  136 dead in a week, quite an achievement that! Give yourselves a hearty pat on the back! 🙄

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Infind it shocking that 136 people died on the roads while alcohol is banned and there is supposed to be. Lockdown with ALOT less cars in the road.

 

I find it an extremely disappointed number. Much higher than expected...

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Incidentally a much higher toll than the dreaded virus, even with the huge drop ! Doesn,t this tell you something about the implied danger of this supposed pandemic ?

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59 minutes ago, phantomfiddler said:

Incidentally a much higher toll than the dreaded virus, even with the huge drop ! Doesn,t this tell you something about the implied danger of this supposed pandemic ?

Yes, the closure of the country and the lockdowns for COVID-19, as well as adding a curfew and such, have possibly saved thousands of lives that the Virus would have destroyed, or that would have been on the road, but then you knew that already didn't you....

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shut down all roads.  

 

if we can save one life, it's worth it.

 

i wonder what idiot thought that one up.

 

if i can save one person, it's worth it.  

 

sounds better than.....if only 10 million die, i'll get my bonus.  

 

or.....hey, time for war.  if we can kill 100 million i'll get a new house

 

ok, back to meditation.  if i can be find nirvana for one second, it's worth it. 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Ventenio said:

ok, back to meditation.  if i can be find nirvana for one second, it's worth it. 

Nirvana is also on lockdown

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44 minutes ago, Ventenio said:

shut down all roads.  

 

if we can save one life, it's worth it.

 

i wonder what idiot thought that one up.

 

if i can save one person, it's worth it.  

 

sounds better than.....if only 10 million die, i'll get my bonus.  

 

or.....hey, time for war.  if we can kill 100 million i'll get a new house

 

ok, back to meditation.  if i can be find nirvana for one second, it's worth it. 

 

 

'One death,is a tradedgy,1 million a stastictic'-Stalin

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Wow. Just imagine what the numbers could be if police enforced driving laws!

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