The study of road traffic injury prevention process of local administration organization at subdistrict level during Songkran festival in the upper north region, 2018
Keywords:road traffic injury, checkpoint, community checkpoint, tambon
The purpose of this descriptive study is to describe the procedure for preventing road traffic injuries in local administrative organization at subdistrict level of the upper north region in order to contribute the findings or important perspectives for future measures. We purposively selected 24 local administrative organizations (subdistrict level): 14 organizations from the area with high road traffic injury rate, and the remaining 10 organizations from the low road traffic injury rate area. In each district, the study included 10 officers or community leaders involved in road traffic accident operations, as well as at least 5 affected people. Data were gathered through observation and in-depth interviews. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics including percentage, rate, ratio, and proportion, and the triangulation method to assess the quality of conflicting information. The findings revealed that the majority of subdistricts set up a checkpoint and communicated the risk of road traffic injuries in accordance with the central government order. Local governments own the resources used to implement the measures, however, it is insufficient in some areas. Areas with low rate of traffic injury implemented a variety of measures, communicated the policies more extensively and has a greater ability to improve cooperation between relevant personnel and the general public than those areas with high injury rate. Important issues that should be taken for developing further measures included providing support for the local government to develop measures specifically for the certain area, increasing staff satisfaction, ineffective admonition, and unable to reduce the number of injuries and deaths. The people who were affected, on the other hand, were extremely satisfied because they felt they were being cared for in a safe manner.
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