In Total, 1,664 Road Accidents and 218 Deaths Recorded During Four Days of Thailand’s ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’

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Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) today (January 2nd) reported a total of 478 road accidents, with 465 injuries and 66 deaths, on the fourth day yesterday (January 1st) of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.

Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (37.03 percent), followed by drunk driving (33.26 percent). About 88.02 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles.

38.49 percent of road accidents occurred on national highways. Most accidents occurred between midnight and 1:00 A.M. (15.69 percent).

The highest number of accidents and injuries was in Songkhla (27 accidents, 31 injuries). The province with the highest number of fatalities was Surat Thani and Mae Hong Sorn (4 deaths in each province).

In a total of four days (December 29th- January 1st) of the Seven Days of Danger, there have been a total of 1,664 road accidents, 1,647 injuries, and 218 deaths.

Surat Thani has the highest number of accidents (56 ). Sakhon Nakhon had the highest number of injuries (57). Chiang Rai has the highest fatalities (12).

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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.