Road toll

Thailand’s ‘smoking toll’ is three times the annual road toll

Smoking kills more than 72,000 people a year in Thailand, three times the number of people that die on the…

4 weeks ago

Day Three: Songkran road deaths show a dramatic drop

There has been 1,665 traffic accidents, with 174 deaths and 1,728 people injured in the first three days of the…

2 months ago

Day Two: Songkran Seven Days of Danger

PHOTO: Thai PBS The Songkran road toll has now jumped to 105, with more than 1,000 injured on Thailand's roads. The latest…

2 months ago

Thai authorities target 10% fewer Songkran accidents

PHOTO: Daily News The chief of the communications ministry says that the Thai authorities are aiming for a 10% reduction…

3 months ago

Deputy PM orders review of intercity and rural road speeds

Deputy PM, Defence Minister and also in charge of police affairs, General Prawit Wongsuwan has instructed police and related agencies…

3 months ago

Father and daughter killed traveling to Bangkok to apply for masters degree

A father and his daughter were killed after their car careered off the road in Lampang and hit a tree.…

5 months ago

Halving Thailand’s road toll by 2020 – The impossible dream

"The WHO report points out that progress has been made in certain areas, such as legislation. But it has not…

6 months ago

40 more people died during Seven Days of Danger

463 people died due to traffic collisions and chaos over the past week - the seven days of danger -…

6 months ago

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

"Chiang Mai has reported the highest cumulative crashes with 91 cases yesterday." 314 lives have been lost in 2,761 road…

6 months ago

National death toll rises to 236 – Day Four in the “seven dangerous days”

A total of 236 people have killed and 2,265 others injured in 2,194 road accidents after number were released for…

6 months ago

One death in Phuket on Day Four of ‘seven days of danger’ – Total death toll reaches 3

PHOTO: The Phuket PR Office According to statistics issued by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Phuket Office,…

6 months ago

30% rise in drink driving incidents

FILE PHOTO Despite all the hoopla, promises, checkpoints on all major roads and extensive media campaign, drink driving remains the…

6 months ago

Two deaths in Phuket on Day Three of the ‘seven days of danger’

According to statistics issued by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Phuket Office the island saw six accidents…

6 months ago

Day Two: Seven days of danger – National road toll

FILE PHOTO An update on the national toll following the second of the annual road campaign days. The death toll…

6 months ago

42 die, 400+ injured on Day One of road safety campaign

Forty-two people were killed and 432 injured in 420 road accidents on the very first of the New Year “seven…

6 months ago

Road toll drops but still 60 deaths a day

The good news is that Thailand is no longer in the top couple of countries for road death tolls in…

6 months ago

New WHO world road death report – Thailand drops to number 8 but still high

Thailand’s roads remain some of the deadliest in the world. But the Kingdom has dropped from its previous number two…

7 months ago

Five dead and five injured from two families in head-on collision

PHOTO: The Nation A tragedy for several Chachoensao families last night ager a collision killed five. Chachoensao is just east of…

7 months ago

BKK Conference tackles rising road toll

by Pratch Rujivanrom Country can learn from Vietnam on promoting safety, say who experts Leading international road safety experts are…

8 months ago

Last weekend’s horror road toll – nearly 11,000 died so far in 2018

At least 10,794 people have lost their lives on Thailand's roads this year. This tally, with only two months remaining,…

8 months ago