Thailand Announces Total of 287 Deaths in the Songkran Seven Days of Road Safety Campaign

Thailand –

A total of 2,044 road accidents, with 2,060 injuries and 287 deaths, were reported on Thursday (April 18th) by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) in the ‘Seven Days of Road Safety Campaign’ during Songkran (April 11th – April 17th) 2024.

The province with the total highest fatalities was Chiang Rai with 17 deaths.

The total highest number of accidents was also Chiang Rai with 82 and the highest number of injuries was Phrae with 80 injuries.

There were 28 deaths, 224 road accidents, and 224 injuries in total reported on the seventh day (April 17th) of the campaign.
Most were caused by excessive speeding (45 percent). About 81 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles. Most road accidents occurred on highways (42 percent) between 5:01 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Phuket has announced a total of one death with 49 road accidents and 48 injuries in the seven days (April 11th, 2024 to April 17th, 2024) of the ‘Songkran Road Safety Campaign 2024′.

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

Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.