Artikel tagged “Songkran”

  • Day Six – Eight accidents but no deaths on Phuket’s roads

    Day Six – Eight accidents but no deaths on Phuket’s roads

    Six days official reporting down and Phuket’s road toll remains at one.

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    Day Five – Drunk driving leads the way on Thailand’s ‘killing fields’

    Drunk driving remains the major cause of road fatalities after the Songkran ‘Seven Days of Danger’ toll reached a staggering 323 people killed on Thailand’s roads (after the first five days of reporting). 3,140 others were injured in 3,001 crashes during the first five days of the Songkran seven-day accident-monitoring period – From last Wednesday morning to Sunday night

  • Day Five – Phuket reports no road deaths for Sunday

    Day Five – Phuket reports no road deaths for Sunday

    Two days left for the official reports for the Songkran ‘Seven Days of Danger’ and Phuket’s road toll remains at just one – a Chinese tourist who crashed on a rented bike last Saturday on the Kamala – Patong road when he hit a pickup truck heading in the opposite direction.

  • 183,348 people arrested for drink driving over Songkran so far

    183,348 people arrested for drink driving over Songkran so far

    The NCPO is claiming that officials have seized 10,099 cars and motorcycles, and arrested 113,450 drivers of motorcycles, and 69,898 drivers of public transport vehicles and private cars for drink driving during the first four days of the seven day reporting period for Songkran, April 11-15. That’s an astonishing 183,348 people arrested for drink driving over just four days this Songkran holiday. Reporting in Thai PBS, an NCPO deputy spokesperson Colonel Sirichan Ngathong says that of the 10,099 vehicles seized, 7,372 are motorcycles and 2,727 are cars

  • Day Two – Disgraceful road statistics from the first two days of Songkran

    Day Two – Disgraceful road statistics from the first two days of Songkran

    In just the first two days of the Songkran “seven days of danger” from April 11-17, a total of 99 people have already been killed in traffic accidents, with another 1,085 injured. The road accident count for the beginning days of the notorious Songkran accident period have increased compared to the same period last year, while nearly 60,000 drunk drivers have been  arrested by the end of the second day of strict road safety monitoring. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department’s Road Safety Centre on Friday reported a total 1,026 road accidents occurred during the first two days of the reporting period, leaving 1,085 people injured and 99 killed.

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    Songkran launches around the country

    Police continue to push public safety measures but traffic still poses challenge. As holidaymakers and locals heading home started to reach their destinations nationwide yesterday for the traditional Thai New Year celebrations this weekend, various sites confirmed their readiness to host impressive events and also implement public safety measures.

  • Foreign embassies pass on their best wishes for Thailand’s Songkran

    Foreign embassies pass on their best wishes for Thailand’s Songkran

    The post Foreign embassies pass on their best wishes for Thailand’s Songkran appeared first on The Thaiger .

  • What’s open and what’s closed during Songkran?

    What’s open and what’s closed during Songkran?

    The Songkran Silly Season’ is almost upon us and along with the break comes official public holidays.

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    Songkran das Neujahrsfest in Thailand

    Das thailändische Neujahrsfest ist vom 13. bis 15. April 2011. Phuket: Das Neujahr wird in der Landessprache Songkran genannt und ist Thailands größte Feierlichkeit. Jedes Jahr Mitte April wird Songkran im Rahmen von drei staatlichen Feiertagen begangen. In manchen Provinzen wie Chiang Mai halten die Feierlichkeiten aber bis zu einer ganzen Woche lang an. Das [...]