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National road toll – Day Five “Seven Days of Danger”

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“Chiang Mai has reported the highest cumulative crashes with 91 cases yesterday.”

314 lives have been lost in 2,761 road incidents over the first five days of the New Year seven day safety campaign. 2,848 people have been injured during the same period around Thailand’s roads.

The most cited causes for Monday’s road incidents were drunk driving (44.9 per cent) and speeding (29.9 per cent, while most crashes (81.7 per cent) involved motorcycles. The figures are representative of this year’s festive season carnage.

Chiang Mai has reported the highest cumulative crashes with 91 cases, Nakhon Ratchasima posted the highest cumulative fatalities at 14 deaths and Nakhon Si Thammarat suffered the highest cumulative casualties at 96 injuries.

Only 10 provinces had reported no deaths in road accidents as of yesterday (Monday).

On Monday, December 31 alone, there were 569 road accidents, killing 72 persons and wounding 519 others.

About 39 per cent of the crashes took place on highways, while 36.2 per cent occurred on local roads. Most of the accidents transpired between 4pm and 8pm (31.28 per cent).

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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