Blog: To the morgue for Thai drink drivers
Lucy Britner | 12 April 2016
Would the thought of working in a morgue stop you from drink driving?
According to the BBC, officials in Thailand have said drunk-drivers could find themselves dealing with the dead, after a measure to allow courts the option of sending them to work in morgues was rubber-stamped by authorities.
"It is aimed to be a deterrent, a way to discourage people," police colonel Kriangdej Jantarawong told the website.
According to the World Health Organisation, 24,000 people die a year on Thai roads. For context, that figure was 1,780 in the UK last year.
The move in Thailand comes as the country prepares to celebrate Songkran. Apparently the week before is called 'Seven Deadly Days' because of the huge number of road accidents.
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