The Highway Accident Information Management System (HAIMS) revealed that the number of accidents on highways nationwide in November has significantly increased by 10 percent, compared to the same period of November last year, in which Chonburi was ranked with the highest rate in road accidents.
Department of Highways Director-General Sarawut Songsivilai told the press yesterday, December 16th, that there were a total of 1,335 accidents on highways, resulting in 241 deaths and 1,222 injuries with 2,219 vehicles involved.
Although the number of fatalities has decreased by 5 percent in 2020, injuries have increased 9 percent and so has the number of car accidents by 19 percent. The Department of Highway has also reported property damage for about 12 million baht, according to the director-general.
Sarawut stated: “Most of the road traffic accidents were caused by over-speeding driving, followed by cutting-off other motorists, drowsy driving, and equipment failure, respectively. About 941 of them occurred on straight segments.”
“A total of 51 severe accidents happened on Highway No. 7, Nong Kham-Phla, which makes Chonburi rate as the highest number of accidents, followed by Suphanburi and Bangkok, respectively,” he concluded.
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