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Postbag: Songkran peril looms

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With seven days of danger otherwise known as Songkran coming, I would like to offer some advice on how to reduce the death toll during this period which stands at a rate of about 500 people — every year. Most people throw water from the roadside into moving traffic. 

This is highly dangerous and it should be banned.

Water throwing should be in designated places and not every day of the holiday. Roadside checkpoints should be manned by the army. I think we all know the police just sit in the tents at the roadside and obstruct traffic with cones that do not help.

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