More than 300 road accidents reported with 37 deaths in Thailand on the first day of ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’

Thailand –

  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).

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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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 three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also 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.