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