Thailand Reports 25 Deaths on Day 1 of the ‘Songkran Seven Days Road Safety Campaign’

Thailand –

A total of 234 road accidents, with 248 injuries and 25 deaths, were reported on Friday (April 12th) by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) on the first day (April 11th) of the ‘Seven Days Road Safety Campaign’ during Songkran (April 11th – April 17th) 2024.

Most were caused by excessive speeding (44 percent). About 86 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles. Most road accidents occurred on highways (47 percent) between 4:01 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Provinces with the highest fatalities were Bangkok with 3 deaths. The highest number of accidents and injuries were in Songkhla, in the south of Thailand, with 11 road accidents and 13 injuries.

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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.