Artikel tagged “safety”

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    Airport warns of taking photos of landing aircraft at Nai Yang Beach

    A meeting was held yesterday (May 17), led by the Phuket International Airport General Manager Petch Chancharoen, to discuss a YouTube post. The meeting follows a ‘youtube’ channel user, ‘donprozento’, posting a video on March 10

  • Road toll keeps rising as authorities claim tight enforcement

    Road toll keeps rising as authorities claim tight enforcement

    Whilst the road toll is mounting and drunk drivers’ cars impounded at record numbers, authorities must be scratching their head wondering what they need to do to stem the disgraceful annual carnage on Thailand’s roads during Songkran. Even as police claimed to push stricter law enforcement to lower crimes during the Songkran Festival, the increase in the number of accidents, injuries and deaths on the road on the third day of this year’s “seven dangerous days” raises doubts whether the preventive measures are working. The Road Safety Centre yesterday reported that after the first three of the seven day reporting period, the number of road fatalities, injuries and accidents were all higher than during the same period of last year

  • PM Prayut says less compiling statistics, more action on the roads

    PM Prayut says less compiling statistics, more action on the roads

    The woeful road toll hasn’t gone unnoticed at Government House. The PM is instructing authorities to stringently monitor the safety of Songkran travellers and asking them to keep promoting safe driving. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has voiced his concern for citizens traveling during the Songkran holiday, especially those traveling to the north and northeast.

  • Detained Belarusian escort says she has dirt in the Trump-Russia case

    Detained Belarusian escort says she has dirt in the Trump-Russia case

    A Belarusian woman who was arrested in Pattaya over the weekend is seeking assistance from the United States, claiming she has information about links between Russia and US President Donald Trump, the Washington Post has reported. Anastasia Vashukevich, an escort service worker from Belarus – who became well known after filming a yacht trip with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko – was detained, along with 10 other people described as Russians, in a police raid on her “sex training” seminar on Sunday

  • Two charged with murder over Surat Thani Detention Centre murder

    Two charged with murder over Surat Thani Detention Centre murder

    The case of a 17-year-old juvenile found strangled to death in a Surat Thani juvenile detention centre today (Tuesday) stemmed from a pre-existing dispute between two rivals, according to Sahakan Phetnarin, director general of the Juvenile Observation and Protection Department.

  • Safety checks at Rassada Pier

    Safety checks at Rassada Pier

    The Deputy Director General of the Marine Department, Somchai Sukkamanatkajornkul, visited Phuket’s Rassada Pier, east of Phuket Town, to ensure the safety and security measures during this tourist high season and festive season. The team from the Marine Department together with Phuket’s Marine Office Chief, Surat Sirisaiyasat and Marine Police, visited the pier yesterday (December 26) as the pier is the main point to travel to other many islands off Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi.

  • Phuket Marine Office reminds operators about safety for festive season

    Phuket Marine Office reminds operators about safety for festive season

    The Phuket Marine Office Chief, Surat Sirisaiy, said that there will be a large number of tourists, both local and foreigners, travelling by boat around Phuket’s waters over the high season, creating a higher volume of marine traffic. “Some days, the water levels are high, making the water current flow swiftly with differences in the tides and can possibly cause accident. The Marine Office has created additional safety measures to be communicated to the tour boat operators for their safety and their passengers.

  • On you bike! The Mae Hong Son Hills Tour

    On you bike! The Mae Hong Son Hills Tour

    This is for anyone who has ever been knocked down on their ass or had the door slammed in their face. A calling to anyone who has ever tasted the grit of self doubt and has despised the lingering taste of vulnerability

  • Thailand ranks #1 for road deaths on World Atlas website. Dash-cams proposed as solution.

    Thailand ranks #1 for road deaths on World Atlas website. Dash-cams proposed as solution.

    With Thailand unofficially acknowledged as having the highest fatality rate in road accidents worldwide, road safety advocates and police are backing a proposal that would see as many as 80 per cent of cars equipped with dashboard cameras and carrying “Photo in Car” stickers to discourage violations. Don’t Drive Drunk Foundation secretary-general Dr Taejing Siripanich said Thailand last month ranked highest in per capita road fatalities on the World Atlas website. The previous top-ranked country, Libya, was not even in the top 30 because many deaths blamed on accidents had been re-evaluated to reflect violent deaths in that country’s civil war

  • World road toll – could Thailand move into first place?

    World road toll – could Thailand move into first place?

    Thailand is in danger of moving from its previous number two position in the world for fatal road accidents to number one. A new report on road safety from 2016 – 2017 shows road deaths in Thailand have risen by almost 3,000