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Lawless culture takes its toll

Experts say the spike in road deaths over Songkran could be avoided with better road safety and stricter enforcement of the law

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At the age of 20, Prasom Suksawaeng thought he had a long and happy life ahead. He was born into a warm, loving family; he went to a good university; he felt that nothing could go wrong for him. 

demon drink: Three people were injured in a car crash in Chon Buri’s Muang district, the driver was allegedly drunk. Drink-driving is a factor in about 40% of Songkran crashes. photos: Bkk post archive and courtesy of Prasom Suksawaeng

That changed in an instant on a night in January, 1995, when he went out drinking with friends in Bangkok’s Suan Oi neighbourhood.

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