Hundreds of road accidents with deaths and injuries reportedly occurred during four-day special weekend, says Thai Ministry of Transport

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The Ministry of Transport revealed today, November 23, the summary of national travel and road accidents during the long holiday, between the 19th to the 22nd of November.

More than 10.68 million people were reportedly using public transportation over the holiday. About 14.05 million vehicles were traveling out of Bangkok and 13 million vehicles of this amount were private cars.

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As for car accidents, there were reportedly 455 accidents with 82 deceased and 466 injured since the first day of the weekend, according to the Ministry of Transport. 78.64% of the accidents were caused by excessive speeding, which occurred mostly in Chonburi province about 27 times.

153 road accidents involved motorcycles, in which 47 motorcyclists were reportedly killed and another 165 were injured. Motorcycle-involved accidents occurred mostly in Nonthaburi and Lamphun provinces, both 11 times.

Additionally, a total of 21 road accidents involved several public transportation and truck accidents. 13 were caused by trucks, 5 were by public buses, and 3 were by trains. 10 deaths and 22 injuries were reported. No boat and plane accidents were announced.

The Pattaya News has previously stated the amount of traffic accidents in the area have increased.

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