Don't Drink Drive!
The Bangkok Post has a timely article asking people to "Drive safely and don't drink".
Statistics for road deaths in Thailand are shocking, but if you live in Thailand, you will probably not be surprised to know that the WHO figures have placed Thai roads as the 6th most deadly in the world. Around 14 thousand people die on the roads in Thailand each year, with over 1 million people suffering injuries as a result of road accidents annually. 80% of these accidents are related to drink driving.
In her article, Ploenpote Atthakor correctly points out that drink-driving accidents are not mistakes, but crimes. In the period from 29th December to 4th January the Thai government has set a target of 456 deaths!
Please don't take chances. Don't drive if you don't have to, don't drink and drive ever, and always wear your seat-belt.