China News Service, January 4th, according to foreign media reports on the 4th, Thailand has a lot of car accidents, especially during the festive season; to improve the situation, Thai Transport Minister Akong announced that all public transportation vehicles must be installed before the April Songkran Festival. Positioning system to supervise drivers.
According to reports, during the New Year’s Eve just passed, there were 3,157 traffic accidents across Thailand, 14.7% more than in the same period last year. These car accidents killed a total of 367 people. Thailand's road death rate is the second highest in the world, and its peak season is the annual holiday.
Akong said that installing a GPS on the vehicle would allow the authorities to monitor and track the driver's behavior. This will allow them to drive more carefully and reduce accidents. He pointed out that the traffic accident death rate during the New Year's holiday this year was higher than last year, mainly because more people went to the countryside to go home for the holiday this year.
According to data from the Thai Road Safety Guidance Center, the main causes of traffic accidents during the New Year's Day are drunk driving and speeding, of which more than 80% involve motorcycles. The worst car accident during this period occurred in Chonburi Province, eastern Thailand. A van ran into the border dike out of control and collided head-on with a pickup truck. Two vehicles caught fire quickly, killing a total of 25 people, including two children Only two of them survived but were injured.