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Thailand Will Now Punish Drunk Drivers By Sending Them To Morgues

Drink driving? Thailand will send you to morgues to face the consequences.

BY EVELYN WANG | Apr 14, 2016 | Culture


The Thai authorities last week approved a new "morgue shock treatment plan," the Guardian reported, where drunk drivers will be forced to do public service working at morgues, confronting the dead bodies they could have—or may have already—created. 

"It is a strategy used to make traffic offenders afraid of driving recklessly and driving while they are drunk, because they could end up in the same condition," police colonel and deputy director of the special task planning division Kriangdej Jantarawong told the Guardian

Anurak Amornpetchsathaporn, director of the emergency response for the Bureau of Public Health, emphasised the guilt approach, referencing the ineffectiveness of community service opportunities that don't force drunk drivers to confront matters of life and death.

"They should see the actual physical and mental damage," he said. "In the morgue, they will have to be cleaning up and transporting bodies, so that hopefully they would feel the pain." 

From: Esquire US.