Plans to prevent and facilitate 3 distance travel during the new year

Department of Rural Roads Reveal plans to prevent and reduce the risk of traveling during the New Year festival in 3 periods “Preparation period – Intensive control – After the festival”

On December 27, 2021, Mr. Apirat Chaiwongnoi, Director-General of the Department of Rural Roads (DTC) revealed that during the New Year festival, there will be a large number of people traveling and returning to their hometowns. The Department of Rural Roads (NTC) has taken into account the importance of preventing and reducing risks during travel during this period.

Therefore, a plan to facilitate and safe travel for people during the New Year Festival 2022 (between 29 Dec 2021 – 4 Jan 2022) has been prepared as a guideline for both the central and provincial areas. by integrating with local authorities to jointly prevent and reduce road accidents There is a plan for action as follows:

Preparation period and campaign period (between 14 – 28 Dec. 2021)

  • Renovate and repair roads and bridges in their responsibility to make them more convenient and safe. Ready to install safety equipment electric lighting and complete traffic signs
  • Check and improve traffic signs. traffic sign electric lighting Including traffic lights in shortcuts, bypasses and entrance routes to tourist attractions to be able to use normally
  • Plan the implementation of road and bridge construction or reconstruction projects in accordance with the festive season. ready to expedite preparations to restore the traffic surface for people to travel easily and safely
  • Check and prepare the hotline system 1146, CCTV system, radio communication system and Conference system
  • Public relations and campaigns for the convenience and safety of NTC through various channels

Concentrated control range (During 29 Dec 2021 – 4 Jan 2022)

  • Restoring traffic surfaces and halting operations in road and bridge construction or reconstruction projects with complete installation of safety equipment, lighting and traffic signal lights
  • Established both central and provincial security centers with staff to coordinate both internal and external departments including organizing staff on hotline 1164, CCTV, radio communication system and Conference system
  • Establish a public service unit by considering the suitability of each area and the epidemic situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Organize accident surveillance kits Facilitate and safe for road users Install warning lights at risk areas, steep slopes, and areas where frequent accidents occur. ready to collect data at the accident site

after the festival (During 5 Jan. – 5 Feb. 2022)

  • Gather a summary of accident data, analyze, process, and propose solutions/preventions.
  • Support budget for improvement/correction Dangerous point of accident during concentrated control
  • Accelerate the improvement/correction (short term) at the accident site to complete as soon as possible.

However, people can contact the Department of Rural Roads for directions or report the incident at the hotline.
Department of Rural Roads 1146 or website

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