Checkpoints put on alert for drunks, speeders

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The Road Safety Centre yesterday ordered checkpoints to look out strictly for drunk or speeding drivers returning to Bangkok from spending the year-end holidays at their home towns.

The first five of the seven dangerous days of New Year festivities have killed 282 people and injured 2,783 in 2,544 traffic accidents nationwide, the centre reported.

Buri Ram was still the deadliest province with 16 fatalities, while Chaiyaphum was the only accident-free province.

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