More than 300 road accidents reported with 48 deaths in Thailand on the second day of ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’

Thailand –

Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) today (December 31st) reported a total of 366 road accidents, with 363 injuries and 48 deaths, on the second day (December 30th) of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.

Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (35.52 percent), followed by drunk driving (25.68 percent). About 78.98 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles.

42.35 percent of road accidents occurred most on national highways. Most accidents occurred between 4:01 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at 8.20 percent.

The highest number of accidents was in Sakon Nakhon (18 times). The highest number of injuries was in Nakhon Si Thammarat (18 people). The province with the highest fatalities was Pathum Thani (4 deaths).

In a total of two days (December 29th-30th) of the Seven Days of Danger, there has been a total of 715 road accidents, 714 injuries, and 85 deaths.

Sakhon Nakhon has the highest number of accidents (26 times) and highest injuries (29 people). Pathum Thani has the highest fatalities (6 deaths).

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.