Thailand Sums Up In Total 284 Deaths in New Year Seven Days of Road Safety Campaign

Thailand –

The Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported on Friday (January 5th), a total of 284 deaths, 2,307 injuries, and 2,288 road accidents in seven days (December 29th, 2023 – January 4th, 2024) of the New Year Seven Days Road Safety campaign in Thailand.

The highest total number in seven days (December 29th, 2023 – January 4th, 2024) of road accidents and injuries was in Kanchanaburi (82 times, 89 injuries). The highest fatalities were in Bangkok (19 deaths).

The DDPM reported on the seventh day of the campaign (January 4th) that there were 17 deaths and 205 injuries in 200 road accidents.

Accidents were mostly caused by excessive speeding (48.60%). Most accidents involved motorbikes (88.72%). Forty-two percent of road accidents occurred most on national highways. Most accidents occurred between 7:01 A.M. to 8:00 A.M. (8%).

The highest number of accidents and injuries were in Tak (12 times, 15 injuries). The province with the highest number of fatalities were Roi-Et and Suphan Buri (3 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.