Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) today (December 30th) reported a total of 349 road accidents, with 351 injuries and 37 deaths, on the first day (December 29th) of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.
Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (41.55 percent), followed by drunk driving (23.50 percent). About 81.51 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles.
43.27 percent of road accidents occurred most on national highways. Most accidents occurred between 6:01 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at 9.46 percent.
The highest number of accidents was in Lamphun (13 times). The highest number of injuries was in Surat Thani (14 people). The province with the highest fatalities was Prachuab Kirikhan (3 deaths).