Chonburi officials are taking another stab at
reducing vehicle accidents that leave thousands dead and injured across
the province each year.
Deputy Gov. Pakarathon Tianchai led the first meeting
of the committee assigned to collect statistics and draft
accident-prevention plans April 29. The panelís goal is to reduce
Chonburi road fatalities to 1 in 10,000 people per year by 2020.
Chonburi currently sees three people per day, which
is a rate of about 3 in 10,000 people per year, killed on its roads and
highways, according to statistics from 2008.
Commission subcommittees will gather accident
statistics, determine the cause of smashups and the risk factors
involved. Another group will work to prevent accidents by improving
navigational information and minimizing those risk factors.