3,963 cases of traffic probation

THAI courts nationwide ordered probation in 3,936 cases of traffic violations including reckless driving during the New Year holidays from Dec. 28, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018, Thai News Agency reported today (Jan. 3).

Thawatchai Thaikhiew, deputy permanent secretary of Justice Ministry, said probation was ordered in 3,515 cases of drunk driving, 44 cases of reckless driving, 1 speeding case and 376 other traffic cases.

Meanwhile INN News reported that Maj. Gen. Somsak Somrak, the Army’s deputy chief of staff, said yesterday there were a total of 400 accidents across the country leading to 51 fatalities and 431 people getting injured.

Four provinces had the highest death toll yesterday with these being Suphanburi, Buriram, Nakhon Ratchasima and Nonthaburi at 3 each, while Chiang Mai had the most road injuries at 17.

This took the total for 6 days of 7 dangerous days of the New Year to 3,456 accidents that led to 375 deaths and 3,612 injuries.

Charges filed against traffic violators at checkpoints nationwide totaled 140,715 yesterday and over 6 days this climbed to 746,412 cases.


Top: A drunk cyclist was videotaped by a security camera at a hotel in Chachoengsao province falling off his bike in the middle of the road and being unable to get up. However 2 cars managed to dodge him, and the drivers kindly moved him to the roadside. Photo: Thai News Agency