The tragedy on the roads of Phuket: who is to blame and how to reduce the number of victims?

01.04.2023
The tragedy on the roads of Phuket: who is to blame and how to reduce the number of victims?

According to the Ruamjai Rescue Foundation, on the night of March 31, an accident occurred in Karon in which a motorcyclist died. This is the 34th death on Phuket roads since the start of the year, according to ThaiRSC. Unfortunately, this incident is not the only one in recent times.

Eyewitnesses report that drivers on the island do not follow the rules of the road. As a result, not only tourists, but also local residents get into an accident. Unfortunately, not all citizens have the right to drive a motorcycle and can drive only on the fact that "everyone does it."

Due to the increase in accidents in Phuket, many tourists refuse to rent motorcycles and prefer to use public transport or taxis. In addition, visitors to the island are increasingly opting for cycling or hiking to avoid possible dangers on the road.

Phuket authorities have begun working on measures to improve road safety on the island. A campaign was launched to raise public awareness of traffic rules and road safety. In addition to this, the state is also taking measures to improve road infrastructure and ensure road safety.

Despite this, the issue of road safety in Phuket remains relevant and requires immediate action. All citizens and tourists should be aware of their responsibility to respect the rules of the road and comply with them in order to make the roads on the island safe for all road users.