More than 400 road accidents reported in Thailand on the second day of ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’

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Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDOM) today (December 31st) reported a total of 422 accidents, with 44 deaths and 426 injuries, on the second day (December 30th) of ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.

Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (33.20 percent), followed by drunk driving (29.60 percent). About 82.70 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles.

43.10 percent of road accidents occurred most on national highways, followed by 32.90 percent in provincial subdistricts and local villages, and 12.80 percent on city roads. Most accidents occurred between 6:01 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at 22.70 percent.

Tthe highest number of accidents was in Chiang Mai (21 times) and Chiang Mai also had the highest number of injuries (19 people). The province with the highest fatalities were Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Roi-Et (3 people).

In a total of two days (December 29th-30th) of the Seven Days of Danger, there has been a total of 784 road accidents, 85 deaths, and 786 injuries.

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