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31 May 2019

Thailand’s road safety crisis is killing the young

First published31/05/2019

Thailand’s road safety crisis is killing a worryingly high number of its young citizens. The latest data reveals that over 17,000 youngsters are killed in road crashes/year. Most of the road crashes involve the use of motorcycles.

Between 2013 and 2017, 17634 youngsters were killed on average every year, according to data assembled by the Road Accident Victims Protection Company, the Public Health Ministry and the police.

The lack of helmet use amongst many of Thailand’s powered two wheeler riders is seen as a major factor in the high annual fatality rate.

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