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7 Dangerous Days: BMA sets up road checkpoints to keep fatalities low

7 Dangerous Days: BMA sets up road checkpoints to keep fatalities low

To keep road accidents and deaths low during the notorious “7 Dangerous Days” of Songkran, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has set up 11 roadside centres to help motorists heading upcountry.

City officials manning these centres will hand out snacks and beverages to motorists, as well as boost public awareness on road safety, BMA permanent-secretary Khajit Chatchavanich said on Monday.

7 Dangerous Days: BMA sets up road checkpoints to keep fatalities low

This campaign is in line with Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt’s policy of “Safe Travel and Transport”, and is in line with the government’s effort to reduce accidents during the Seven Dangerous Days.

7 Dangerous Days: BMA sets up road checkpoints to keep fatalities low

BMA roadside assistance centres have been set up at the following locations, and will run 24 hours from April 11 to 17:

  • Bang Chak service station, Debaratana Road, Bang Na district
  • PTT service station, Rama II Road KM12, Bang Khun Thien district
  • Phuttamonthon Sai 3 intersection, Borommaratchachonnani Road, Thawee Watthana district
  • Maha Nakhon intersection, Nong Chok district
  • Don Mueang train station, Vibhavadi Rangsit Road
  • In front of Nong Khaem district office, Phetkasem Road
  • In front of Lat Krabang district office, Lat Krabang Road
  • Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal (Taling Chan), Borommaratchachonnani Road
  • Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal (Pinklao), Borommaratchachonnani Road
  • Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai), Sukhumvit Road
  • Bangkok Northern and Northeastern Bus Terminal (Chatuchak), Kamphaeng Phet Road

7 Dangerous Days: BMA sets up road checkpoints to keep fatalities low

The aim is to at least halve the number of deaths in Bangkok during Songkran this year, Khajit added.

The 7 Dangerous Days of Songkran last year saw 1,917 road accidents and 278 deaths across the country.

7 Dangerous Days: BMA sets up road checkpoints to keep fatalities low

7 Dangerous Days: BMA sets up road checkpoints to keep fatalities low

7 Dangerous Days: BMA sets up road checkpoints to keep fatalities low

7 Dangerous Days: BMA sets up road checkpoints to keep fatalities low

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