By The Nation
Krurmads Srichan, a coordinator of the network, said it would forward four suggestions to the government, following the UN announcement designating every third Sunday in November "World Victims Day".
The measures are:
1.Strengthen the traffic law to reduce road accidents
2. In case of drink-driving, the punishment should increase from 1-year imprisonment to 15-20 years. Stores selling alcoholic drinks to clients under 20-years old should be charged with violation of the law.
3. Increase the budget for support of road accident victims.
4. Widen access to justice for the victims.
“Thailand ranked 9th in the world and first among Asean countries in the numbers of road accidents. I believe the government will strengthen the law and take extra measures on drink-driving, ahead of the year-end festive season ” Tewan said.