On 11 April 2017, Pol.Lt.Gen. Sanit Mahathavorn, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, presided over the kick-off ceremony of traffic police caravan before Songkran festival. Meanwhile, Pol.Maj.Gen. Jirasan Kaewsaeng-ek, Metropolitan Police Bureau’s Traffic Commander and Mr. Wittawat Svasti-Xuto, Senior Executive Vice President, Sustainability Management and Project Engineering, PTT Public Company Limited, gave public statement at Traffic Police Division that PTT, the leader of Pracharat for society’s road safety working team, would hand over PTT fuel card valued 250,000 baht as a reward for public transportation drivers who earn the highest point in the Thai Traffic Police’s road emergency application called “Police I lert U & GetVan Driver”. This campaign will strengthen the public transportation drivers' road safety consciousness during Songkran festival when roads in Thailand are mostly crowded.
According to the records of World Health Organization regarding the number of road accidents last year, Thailand was ranked the second of the world and the first of the region. Therefore, PTT has continually supported various accident-prevention activities such as providing traffic cones for police stations nationwide since 1993, jointly organizing road safety training for new drivers with Department of Land Transport since 1997, organizing internal road safety training for PTT’s employees and developing “Defensive Driving” course for PTT Group’s petroleum product transportation drivers as well as more than 50 business partners all over Thailand. In this case, the Transportation Control Center (TCC) was set up to monitor staff’s driving behavior 24 hours a day.
Recently, PTT has signed the memorandums of understanding to promote road safety during Songkran festival with Pracharat for society’s road safety working team totally 55 parties. In which, PTT has announced “3Do20Don't-Safely Return Home” campaign and “PTT Engine Tune Up” campaign to minimize road accidents during this period.
“PTT believes that the cooperation from every related parties would yield concrete results, paving ways for sustainable future of less road accidents.” Mr. Wittawat added.