In Total, 158 Deaths in Four Days of Thailand’s Seven Days of Danger Songkran Road Safety Campaign

Thailand –

A total of 368 road accidents, with 44 deaths and 368 injuries, were reported by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) on the fourth day (April 14th) of the Seven Days of Danger road safety campaign during Songkran (April 11th – April 17th).

On April 14th, there were 368 accidents with 44 deaths and 368 injuries. Most were caused by excessive speeding (35 percent). About 83 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles. Most road accidents occurred on highways between 7:01 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Provinces with the highest fatalities were Bangkok, Nakhon Sawan and Phitsanulok with 3 deaths each. The highest number of accidents and injuries were in Nan with 16 road accidents and 16 injuries.

In a total of four days the highest number of fatalities were in Bangkok with 12 deaths. The highest number of accidents were in Chiang Mai, Nakhon Si Thammarat, and Nan with 45 accidents each. The highest number of injuries was in Nakhon Si Thammarat with 48 injuries.

A total of 437 road accidents, with 49 deaths and 448 injuries, were reported by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) on the third day of the Seven Days of Danger road safety campaign during Songkran.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The TPN National News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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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.