Phuket Reports Zero Deaths on First Day of ‘Songkran Seven Days Road Safety Campaign’

Phuket –

Phuket has announced a total of four road accidents and four injuries on the first day of the seven days (April 11th, 2024 to April 17th, 2024) of the ‘Songkran Road Safety Campaign 2024′.

The Phuket Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Office told the Phuket Express yesterday (April 12th) the details on the first day (April 11th) of the campaign.

One road accident was in the Mueang District with one injury. Three accidents with three injuries took place in the Thalang district. There were no road accidents in the Kathu district (Home of Patong).

All four injuries were Thais. Most accidents were caused by drunk driving (50%) and followed by excessive speeding (25%). All four road accidents involved motorcycles and three of those people were not wearing helmets. Most road accidents occurred on highway roads.

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.