Thailand Reports In Total 212 Deaths in Five Days of New Year Seven Days Road Safety Campaign

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The Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported on Wednesday (January 3rd), a total of 212 deaths, 1,860 injuries, and 1,839 road accidents in five days (December 29th, 2023 – January 2nd, 2024) of the New Year Seven Days Road Safety campaign in Thailand (December 29th, 2023 to January 4th, 2024).

The highest total number in five days (December 29th, 2023 – January 2nd, 2024) of road accidents and injuries was in Kanchanaburi (69 times, 73 injuries). The highest fatalities were in Bangkok (15 deaths).

The DDPM reported on the fifth day of the campaign (January 2nd) that there were 21 deaths and 284 injuries in 266 road accidents.

Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (40.60%). Fourteen percent were dunk driving related.

Most accidents involved motorbikes (87.01%). Forty-six percent of road accidents occurred most on national highways. Most accidents occurred between 4:01 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (8.65%).

The highest number of accidents were in Kanchanaburi and Songkhla (12 times). The highest number of injuries was in Kanchanaburi (17 injuries). The province with the highest number of fatalities was Songkhla (3 deaths).

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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.