34 Deaths with 339 Road Accidents Reported in Thailand on First Day of New Year Seven Days Road Safety Campaign

PHOTO: Dragon Rescue Prachinburi

Thailand –

The Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported (December 30th), a total of 34 deaths, 335 injuries, and 339 road accidents on the first day (December 29th) of the New Year Seven Days Road Safety campaign in Thailand (December 29th, 2023 to January 4th, 2024).

Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (39.23%), followed by drunk driving (23.01%).

Most accidents involved motorbikes (86%). Forty-one percent of road accidents occurred most on national highways. Most accidents occurred between 6:01 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. (8.13%).

The highest number of accidents and injuries was in Khon Kaen (north eastern Thailand) (24 times and 23 injuries). The province with the highest number of fatalities was Prachinburi (4 deaths).

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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.