The Songkran festival runs from tomorrow until next Wednesday. This gives us a longer-than-usual holiday to have fun with the Thai New Year celebrations this year.
But the good news is tempered by the concern of a group of anti-road accident campaigners that the number of traffic accidents during this period is likely to be higher than usual, too.
Over the years Thailand has been working hard to promote road safety in an attempt to curb the number of driving casualties, especially during the long public holidays. But we have yet to see any significant success.
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