Under-reporting disguises problem
The high road fatality rates that make Thai roads the world’s second deadliest may in fact be understated, said Prommin Kantiya, director of the Accident Prevention Network (APN). Mr Prommin, who was responding Thursday to the Public Health Ministry’s campaign to reduce road fatality rates, said he was not surprised by Thailand’s poor ranking for road safety and said road accidents were inaccurate and under-reported. “I think Thailand should be number one,” he said.
and under-reported. “I think Thailand should be number one,” he said.
The APN chief said government agencies had different criteria for recording accident cases, with police records based on legal charges, and those from the Public Health Ministry based on hospital admissions.