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Tantima Thavorn, 37, died as a result of a collision with a tourist bus

Phuket Woman in Car Crash With Russian Tour Bus Dies From Injuries

Thursday, January 1, 2015
PHUKET: The woman who was driving a car that collided with a tourist bus on Tuesday died today in a Phuket City hospital.

She was Tantima Thavorn, 37, mother of a young girl.

She becomes the second Phuket fatality in the Seven Days of Danger national road safety campaign that began at 00.01 on Tuesday.

Khun Tatima's death occurred at Vachira Phuket Hospital despite the efforts of doctors and nurses.

Police investigators are still trying to determine what happened when her Ford Fiesta collided with the tour bus on Phuket's west coast road between Patong and Kamala on Tuesday.

Most of the 30-plus Russians on the bus required hospital treatment after the bus toppled off the roadway and landed on its roof. But none were admitted for care.

Eighteen people - 12 men and six women - have been admitted to Phuket hospitals in the first two days since the Seven Days of Danger campaign began.

Today was the third day. An update to the toll is expected tomorrow.

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... at the same time Sweden decided to move from the lowest level of road fatalities to 0 (ZERO).
http://www.visionzeroinitiative.com/

On the above-mentioned website translation is available into Chine and Russian, but sadly not to Thai...

Posted by Sue on January 1, 2015 23:37

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Sue how can there be zero road fatalities...where are you from, or are you in another world. Sadly there is no such thing.

Posted by Feisty on January 2, 2015 21:12

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@FF

You should have look into materials on their website, they have explanation and plan how they would like to achieve "zero fatality and serious injury" in Sweden, although it from the first glance sounds surreal:

"Huge potential
There are other positive effects. Fatalities involving unprotected pedestrians in Sweden have fallen by almost 50% in the last five years. The number of children killed in traffic accidents has also been cut. In 2008 the first traffic death involving a child did not occur until 22 October that year. And yet, the untapped potential remains huge. In Sweden, we could cut the death toll by a further 90% if we could eliminate technical system failures, failure to wear seat belts, speeding and drink driving - from 5 deaths per 100,000 to 0.5. This is what the Vision Zero is about: looking forward and creating strategies to take safety to new levels."

UK in the meantime has achieved even slightly lower toll than Sweden.
So 90% reduction using some technological advances may be feasible.

Look into new concept dynamic laser headlights that has been just presented by BMW at CES, it's about those things too:
http://qz.com/324115

Posted by Sue on January 12, 2015 01:15


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