The Thai Health Promotion Foundation realized the importance of collection and management of data which can identify major causes of road accidents and the usefulness of using and integrating such data among networks in order to plan for solving and preventing road accidents at the local level. The Thai Health Promotion Foundation, therefore, supported the Royal Thai Police for implementing the development projects on the investigation of road traffic accidents for Phrase I in 2011 and for Phrase II in 2012. These projects aim to drive the structural and cultural shifts on road traffics and safety function within the organization of the Royal Thai Police at the bureau, the division, and also the police station levels.

In addition, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation recently considered providing financial support in 15 pilot provinces for building up collaboration between working plans of traffic accident mitigation and prevention at provincial level and working team under the project of data development on accident investigation and prevention for the Royal Thai Police in 15 pilot provinces including Ayutthaya, Chonburi, Nakhonratchasima, Udonthani, Chiangrai, Petchabun, Nakhonpathom, Nakhonsithammarat, Songkla, Trang, Nan, Phuket, Bangkok (Metropolitant police division 3) and Highway police. Such collaboration emphasized on supporting law enforcement measure to be in line with actual data reflecting problems and causes of accident.

Nevertheless, before further implementing the project to other provinces, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation required the evaluation of project implementation conducted by independent agencies that are not related to the pioneer project.


Project’s Key Researcher: Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi hospital, Mahidol University in collaboration with the ThaiRoads Foundation and the Road Safety Watch Network
Sponsor: The Thai Health Promotion Foundation
Implementation Year: 2014-2015