Day 5 of Songkrans Seven Dangerous Days, 251 Dead and 2,532 Injured

Chiang Rai Times

Motorcycles are the vehicles that involved in most accidents or 81.83%.

CHIANG RAI – On the Fifth day of Songkrans Seven Dangerous Days the Death toll from road accidents has now increased to 251 dead and 2,532 injured.

The Road Safety Directing Centre stated Tuesday that on the fifth day of the seven dangerous days starting April 9-15, 60 more persons died in a single day on Monday and 724 injured.

The centre recorded 671 road accidents on Monday (April 13) alone nationwide.

In all, the five days of the dangerous period have claimed a total of 251 deaths and 2,532 injuries in 2,406 accidents across the country.

Nakhon Si Thammarat has the highest accumulated cases of 94 accidents, while Roi Et province in the Northeast recorded the highest death toll of 11 in the past five days.

Drunk driving remains the No. 1 cause of most accidents or 44.26%, followed by speeding 24.44%.

Motorcycles are the vehicles that involved in most accidents or 81.83%.

Most fatal accidents happened on straight section of the secondary roads or 62.30%, while time of most accidents  happened between 4:00–8:00 pm.


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