Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) today (January 3rd) reported a total of 294 road accidents, with 295 injuries and 40 deaths, on the fifth day yesterday (January 2nd) of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.
Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (36.73 percent), followed by drunk driving (23.13 percent). About 79.40 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles.
37.41 percent of road accidents occurred on national highways. Most accidents occurred between midnight and 1:00 A.M. (8.50 percent).
The highest number of accidents and injuries was in Nakhon Si Thammarat (14 accidents, 17 injuries). The province with the highest number of fatalities was Sisaket (5 deaths).
In a total of five days (December 29th- January 2nd) of the Seven Days of Danger, there have been a total of 1,960 road accidents, 1,938 injuries, and 263 deaths.
Nakhon Si Thammarat and Sakon Nakhon have the highest number of accidents (65 ). Nakhon Si Thammarat had the highest number of injuries (70). Chiang Rai has the highest fatalities (13).