Thailand Reports In Total 256 Deaths in Six Days of New Year Seven Days Road Safety Campaign

Thailand –

The Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported on Thursday (January 4th), a total of 256 deaths, 2,106 injuries, and 2,083 road accidents in six days (December 29th, 2023 – January 3rd, 2024) of the New Year Seven Days Road Safety campaign in Thailand (December 29th, 2023 to January 4th, 2024).

The highest total number in six days (December 29th, 2023 – January 3rd, 2024) of road accidents and injuries was in Kanchanaburi (77 times, 83 injuries). The highest fatalities were in Bangkok (17 deaths).

The DDPM reported on the sixth day of the campaign (January 3rd) that there were 35 deaths and 250 injuries in 239 road accidents.

Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (37.66%). Fourteen percent were dunk driving related.

Most accidents involved motorbikes (84.07%). Forty-four percent of road accidents occurred most on national highways. Most accidents occurred between 3:01 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. (9.62%).

The highest number of accidents and injuries were in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (11 times, 15 injuries). The province with the highest number of fatalities was Nakhon Pathom (3 deaths).

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

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.