More than 500 road accidents reported with 65 deaths in Thailand on the third day of ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’

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Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDOM) today (January 1st) reported a total of 555 accidents, with 65 deaths and 535 injuries, on the third day (December 31st) of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.

Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (36.40 percent), followed by drunk driving (34.77 percent). About 85.41 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles.

36.04 percent of road accidents occurred most on national highways, followed by 36.04 percent in provincial subdistricts and local villages, and 12.61 percent on city roads. Most accidents occurred between 6:01 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at 21.44 percent.

The highest number of accidents was in Chiang Mai (26 times) and Chiang Mai also had the highest number of injuries (23 people). The province with the highest fatalities was Udon Thani (5 people).

In a total of two days (December 29th-31st) of the Seven Days of Danger, there has been a total of 1,339 road accidents, 1,322 injuries, and 153 deaths.

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