Pattaya Daily News

26 December 2010 :: 17:12:52 pm 48247

26th of December; the Thai National Day of Prevention of Natural Disasters

On the national day of prevention of natural disasters, the governor orders his officers to monitor most carefully in all sectors on the roads during the new years season. It is advised to be careful using cars and roads during the new years season, if caught committing any illegal act, the concerned will be arrested immediately, to prevent and minimize the number of accidents in the new year 2011.
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Pattaya, 26th Dec 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: At 3.30 am, on the 23rd Dec 2010, the Governor of Chonburi was the chairman of  the event of the annual ‘national day of prevention of natural disasters’ 2010 held at the stadium hall of chonburi, and opened the operation center for prevention of road accidents, especially during the new years season to 2011.

According to the world news on the 26th of December 2006 of a tragedy occurred with the Tsunami, with 6 southern provinces of Thailand that were coated by the sea of Andaman. The tragedy caused huge loss, regarding both properties and lives of Thai people; and also the death of 5,300 foreigners. But the saddest is the loss of Mr. Phum Jensen of the royal princess Ubonrat.

The Thai government has set the date of the 26th, to be the annual national day of prevention of natural disaster to remind, and make everyone realize the serious impact and damage caused by natural disasters, as well as manmade ones. The event included preparing for future natural hazards that may unexpectedly occur and making everybody aware of ways in which to secure yourself in situations like those, and ways in which to survive, and continue living a lifestyle, especially, concerning this year 2010 with the flooding which has affected many provinces of Thailand. It had been caused major losses of lives, lifestyles and properties, and has had a major effect on the economies. Therefore the country is asking everybody to co-operate helping with the recovery of Thailand as fast as possible.

Mr Wichit Chatiphaisit, the Governor of Chonburi said, the New Years season is the season in which the roads will be used at most for people who are traveling home to their home provinces and included the tourists. It is the season in which the risk of accidents is higher than usual.

The New Year’s season of the last 4 years, had been reported a total of 76 accidents, and 9 deaths, 4 of which were foreigners; this only in the area of Chonburi. Therefore there are new policies to prevent, and reduce accidents occurring during the New Year’s season 2011. There will be more checkpoints and more police officers, including volunteers, at the checkpoints around the clock. Mobile Patrol will be checking on the roads at random routes and crowded areas to check for and prevent violence and other illegal acts.

The consequence will be at its strictest and if caught in the process of committing an illegal act or violence, the person concerned will be arrested immediately following the laws, including overdriving in a narrow and busy street, driving on the wrong side of the road, driving in the wrong direction, driving over a red light, and phoning while driving; trolleys will be checked more strictly and pick up trucks will be checked for carrying over capacity of passengers, alcohol laws will be enforced more strictly  included the laws concerning gas stations.

Reporter : Yanwarrut   Photo : Yanwarrut   Category : Community News

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