In Total, 2,201 Road Accidents and 282 Deaths Recorded During Six Days of Thailand’s ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’

Thailand –

  Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) today (January 4th) reported a total of 239 road accidents, with 259 injuries and 15 deaths, on the sixth day yesterday (January 3rd) of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.

Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (38.49 percent), followed by drunk driving (24.27 percent). About 82.73 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles.

48.12 percent of road accidents occurred on national highways. Most accidents occurred between 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. (9.21 percent).

The highest number of accidents and injuries was in Nakhon Si Thammarat (12 accidents, 12 injuries). The province with the highest number of fatalities were Phuket and Chachoengsao (2 deaths in each province).

Two people died after an intoxicated sedan driver crashed into a motorbike sidecar in Mueang Phuket.

In a total of six days (December 29th- January 3rd) of the Seven Days of Danger, there have been a total of 2,201 road accidents, 2,179 injuries, and 282 deaths.

Nakhon Si Thammarat has the highest number of accidents (76) and the highest number of injuries (81). Chiang Rai has the highest number of fatalities (13).

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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.