The Ministry of Interior has set up the centre for accident prevention and assistance to handle traffic emergencies during the notorious 7-day dangerous period from April 11-17. The centre went into operation yesterday after officially opened by Interior Minister Gen Anupong Paochinda yesterday. The centre has listed risky locations in 198 districts where authorities will take care if closely to ensure safety travel by Songkran revellers during the 7-day dangerous period. Gen Anupong said he has ordered all departments to coordinate efforts and ensure that traffic laws are strictly enforced during the period. Special community checkpoints manned by volunteers have also been sanctioned to help police on secondary roads while a high alert has also been ordered at risk prone locations in 198 districts. In addition, he said security personnel have been ordered to strictly observe six measures which are mainly targeted at lowering risks for the general public, road...
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