PHUKET: Phuket skated by the first day of the Ten Days of Danger campaign with zero deaths, but a big bike accident that killed a Russian early this morning puts the goal of zero road deaths out of reach.

The traditional Seven Days of Danger campaign was bumped to ten days in the hopes of saving more lives during the extended holiday period.

“This year, I would like to see ‘zero’ listed as the number of fatalities, and if possible I’d like to see ‘zero’ as the number of accidents,” Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut said just yesterday at the campaign’s launch (story