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27 Dec, 2014

Survey: Many New Year Thai revellers plan to drink and then drive home – The Nation

Nearly a third of people planning to go drinking at New Year parties also plan to drive themselves home, a survey has revealed. The survey conducted on 3,000 people by the Public Health Ministry revealed that 36.6 per cent of potential partygoers had no qualms about being behind the wheel even after consuming alcohol.

“This is even though 48.7 per cent are aware that alcohol consumption is the cause of accidents,” Disease Control Department’s director-general Sopon Mekthon said yesterday. Highway Police, meanwhile, have produced a video marking bypasses and risky spots on the route from Bangkok to the North and Northeast, as they expect a huge volume of traffic and hope to prevent accidents.

Read the rest: Many revellers plan to drive home: survey – The Nation.