More than 550 road accidents reported with 73 deaths in Thailand on the fourth day of ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’

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Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDOM) today (January 2nd) reported a total of 574 accidents, with 73 deaths and 574 injuries, on the fourth day (January 2nd) of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.

Accidents were mostly caused by drunk driving (37.28 percent), followed by excessive speeding (35.71). About 89.27 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles.

37.80 percent of road accidents occurred most on national highways, followed by 36.93 percent in provincial subdistricts and local villages. Most accidents occurred between 3:01 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. at 25.96 percent.

The highest number of accidents was in Kanchanaburi (24 times) and Kanchanaburi also had the highest number of injuries (31 people). The province with the highest fatalities was Bangkok (6 people).

In a total of four days (December 29th- January 1st) of the Seven Days of Danger, there has been a total of 1,906 road accidents, 1,894 injuries, and 226 deaths.


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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.