Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) today (January 2nd) reported a total of 478 road accidents, with 465 injuries and 66 deaths, on the fourth day yesterday (January 1st) of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.
Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (37.03 percent), followed by drunk driving (33.26 percent). About 88.02 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles.
38.49 percent of road accidents occurred on national highways. Most accidents occurred between midnight and 1:00 A.M. (15.69 percent).
The highest number of accidents and injuries was in Songkhla (27 accidents, 31 injuries). The province with the highest number of fatalities was Surat Thani and Mae Hong Sorn (4 deaths in each province).
In a total of four days (December 29th- January 1st) of the Seven Days of Danger, there have been a total of 1,664 road accidents, 1,647 injuries, and 218 deaths.
Surat Thani has the highest number of accidents (56 ). Sakhon Nakhon had the highest number of injuries (57). Chiang Rai has the highest fatalities (12).