Day One road toll: 39 killed, 399 injured

A total of 39 people were killed and 399 injured in 392 road accidents on Dec 27, the first of the "seven dangerous days" of the campaign for prevention and reduction of road accidents during the 2014 New Year celebrations, according to Chanchai Suwisuthakul, an inspector-general of the Transport Ministry.

Mr Chanchai said that according to a report by the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, there were 392 road accidents on Dec 27 in which 39 people were killed and 399 wounded.  The statistics for the first of "seven dangerous days" in 2013 were 32 killed and 321 injured from 313 accidents.

Major causes of the road accidents were drunk driving and driving over the speed limit, involving mostly motorcycles (81.82%) and pick-up trucks (7.37%).

The highest number of accidents, 20 each, occurred in Phitsanulok and Samut Sakhon.  The provinces with the highest number of deaths, 3 each, were Pathum Thani, Prachin Buri and Surat Thani. Day one road toll: 39 killed, 399 injured

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Discussion 1 : 28/12/2013 at 11:43 PM
Thais don't know how to drive,thats a fact.
Discussion 2 : 28/12/2013 at 05:49 PM
Apart from not believing these figures,everyone in this dept. should resign in disgrace,its the same story every day and every year...and its only getting worse.Perhaps they should consult some falang road experts on some real strategies to reduce the road toll, but that would involve losing face.Trouble is many people are losing more than face on the roads every day !!
Discussion 3 : 28/12/2013 at 05:43 PM
It means that they can ask for more budget next year.
Discussion 4 : 28/12/2013 at 05:42 PM
They go by the clock, that's why the 29 deads on that bust crash weren't count.
Discussion 5 : 28/12/2013 at 03:16 PM
Actually cause of accidents is no law enforcement and therefore no fear of breaking the law.
Discussion 6 : 28/12/2013 at 01:45 PM
You are correct on this... and actually it is even more complicated.... In Thailand a person who dies besides the road (not on the road) is also not recorded as a road fatality.
Discussion 7 : 28/12/2013 at 01:15 PM
Yes, backwards.
Discussion 8 : 28/12/2013 at 01:07 PM
39 dead total ?? Why does this not include the 29 that died in the coach crash yesterday ? 81% motorcycles and highest death toll of 3 in province proves they are not included from iPhone application.
Discussion 9 : 28/12/2013 at 01:01 PM
Pure fiction. Since, according to WHO reports, in 2010 Thailand averaged 72 road deaths per day, during the 7 Dangerous Days one would think the number would increase. But, since the Thai Government only counts a road death as someone who dies at the scene, the numbers are a small percentage of reality.
Discussion 10 : 28/12/2013 at 12:58 PM
cause of the accidents never been taught to drive safely from start so dangerous when sober and become deadly when drunk behind the wheel .speeding, driving wrong way, overtaking on blind corners, tail gateing, taking drugs to name a few of the reasons. i would like to see bp do a survey of thai people on there driving ability and see what they think of there own ability ?
Discussion 11 : 28/12/2013 at 12:48 PM
We are progressing!

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