Day Three of Songkrans Seven Dangerous Days, 121 Killed, 1,281 Injured
On the third day alone, 62 were killed and 516 injured in nationwide road accidents.
The number one cause of most road accidents or 35.77% remained to be drunk driving, while speeding coming second place of 25%.
The time when most accidents happened was between 4.00pm – 8.00 pm.
Yesterday, Surin was the province with the highest number of accidents (24) with 28 injuries and the highest number of deaths, six, was recorded in Roi-et province.
Surin and Nakhon Ratchasima recorded the highest number of deaths or seven people each, while Surat Thani had the highest accumulated number of injuries of 59 people, and also recorded the highest number of road accidents of 49 cases in three days.
he Assistant Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police Pol Lt Gen Suwira Songmetta has revealed that the number of accidents during the early period of this year’s Songkran holidays is lower than last year. Nevertheless, many accidents still happened on main roads. Songkran 2014: 322 deaths, 3,225 injuries and 2,992 accidents.
The police Assistant Commissioner-General has also urged officers in all areas to provide assistance for traffic flow, such as opening special lanes, adjusting traffic light pattern, providing route guidance service, manage the traffic around the bus stations, train stations, and airports, as well as campaigning road safety practices to the public.
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