In Total, 1,960 Road Accidents and 263 Deaths Recorded During Five Days of Thailand’s ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’

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Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) today (January 3rd) reported a total of 294 road accidents, with 295 injuries and 40 deaths, on the fifth day yesterday (January 2nd) of the ‘New Year’s Seven Days of Danger’ road accidents campaign.

Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (36.73 percent), followed by drunk driving (23.13 percent). About 79.40 percent of the accidents involved motorcycles.

37.41 percent of road accidents occurred on national highways. Most accidents occurred between midnight and 1:00 A.M. (8.50 percent).

The highest number of accidents and injuries was in Nakhon Si Thammarat (14 accidents, 17 injuries). The province with the highest number of fatalities was Sisaket (5 deaths).

In a total of five days (December 29th- January 2nd) of the Seven Days of Danger, there have been a total of 1,960 road accidents, 1,938 injuries, and 263 deaths.

Nakhon Si Thammarat and Sakon Nakhon have the highest number of accidents (65 ). Nakhon Si Thammarat had the highest number of injuries (70). Chiang Rai has the highest fatalities (13).

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.