BANGKOK, June 20, (AP): Several convicted drunken drivers were brought to a Bangkok morgue Monday to see a corpse and reflect on the gory consequences of their actions as part of a program aimed at combating the carnage on Thailand’s roads.
Thailand has the world’s second- worst record for traffic fatalities, according to the World Health Organization, just behind Libya. Most of the road accidents are caused by drunken driving. The morgue campaign was first introduced in April during Thailand’s traditional New Year holiday, known as Songkran. The holiday puts thousands of people on the road, as Thais return to their home villages for reunions and celebrations, typically fueled by alcohol