Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) today, January 4th, reported a total of 2,488 road accidents, with 300 deaths and 2,471 injuries on the Seven Deadly Days of driving during the New Year season, from December 29th to January 3rd.
264 accidents, with 34 deceased and 274 injured, were recorded on the last day alone of the Seven Deadly Days of driving, January 3rd. Most of them were caused by excessive speeding (35.61 percent), followed by sudden lane changes (22.35 percent) and drunk driving (18.94 percent).
About 83.03 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles, followed by pickup trucks (6.64 percent) and cars (3.69 percent).
79.55 percent of road accidents occurred most on a straight segment of the road while 40.91 percent were recorded on national highways, followed by 36.74 percent at provincial subdistricts and local villages.
Most accidents occurred between 16.01 and 17.00 HRS. at 9.09 percent. The highest number of injuries and deaths were involved in persons in the age range of 40-59 years, at 15.58 percent, according to the summary.
Overall, the Department also reported that the province with the highest number of accidents was Ratchaburi (92 times). The province with the highest fatalities was Bangkok (20 people) while the province with the highest number of injuries was recorded in Kanchanaburi (91 people).
About 11 provinces had no death records during the six-day campaign, namely Trang, Nakhon Nayok, Pattani, Phang Nga, Phrae, Mae Hong Son, Yala, Ranong, Satun, Samut Songkhram, and Sukhothai.
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