In Total, 114 Deaths in Three Days of Thailand’s Seven Days of Danger Songkran Road Safety Campaign

Thailand –

A total of 437 road accidents, with 49 deaths and 448 injuries, were reported by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) on the third day of the Seven Days of Danger road safety campaign during Songkran.

On April 13th, there were 437 accidents with 49 deaths and 448 injuries. Most were caused by excessive speeding (37 percent). About 79 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles. Most road accidents occurred on local roads between 5:01 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

The province with the highest fatalities, accidents and injuries was in Nakhon Si Thammarat with 3 deaths, 19 road accidents and 19 injuries.

In a total of three days the highest number of fatalities were in Bangkok with 9 deaths and the highest number of accidents was in Chiang Mai with 38 accidents. The highest number of injuries were in Chiang Mai and Nakhon Si Thammarat with 40 injuries each.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.