NY road toll: 161 now dead

A total of 75 people were killed and 503 injured in 456 road accidents on Dec 29, the third day of the "seven dangerous days of 2013 New Year.

Sunday’s fatal accidents increased the road toll for the first three days to 161 killed and 1,390 injured in 1,322 accidents, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department's Road Safety Operation Centre reported on Monday.

The 161 death toll was up 14, or 9.52%, on the same period a year ago.  

The province with the highest accumulated number of deaths (12), injuries (62) and accidents (51) in the past three days was Nakhon Ratchasima. On the bright side, 21 provinces had no traffic-related deaths. 

Drink-driving and speeding remain the  major causes of  accidents, the centre said.

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Discussion 1 : 01/01/2014 at 08:42 PM
Re: bluebottleThailand Posted: 2,445 | 30 Dec 2013 at 20.31 And what is the penalty for drinking and driving. Buy the police a few bottles of Whiskey and you are on the road again .......... It is no good taking people's license away because most do not have a license or they would just go out and buy another one .
Discussion 2 : 30/12/2013 at 08:31 PM
And what is the penalty for drinking and driving.
Discussion 3 : 30/12/2013 at 08:20 PM
They have to keep the score so that they can get more budget for next year's 'road safety' campaign.
Discussion 4 : 30/12/2013 at 07:49 PM
The sad thing with all these deaths is the knowledge that nothing will be learned from them and no preventative action will be taken. I have driven down the A2 from Udon Thani to Bangkok many times and on every occasion amazed by the crazy driving I see. The most amazing thing is there aren't more accidents and deaths.
Discussion 5 : 30/12/2013 at 07:46 PM
Lao Kao for everyone. It could never happen to me and I have 5 kilo's of amulets hanging from my neck to prove it.
Discussion 6 : 30/12/2013 at 06:16 PM
The speed is unbelievable, They seem to be in a big hurry to nowhere! Creating extra lanes, with an attitude that mine is newer than yours! and thottles that only go from stop to full speed in one movement, the only thing that stops them speeding away is the fact they have no knowledge of how to use the gears in the right manner! Here in Phetchabun, 6 accidents I have seen so far, have all invovled new or red plated vehicles, that shows the mind set of the owners.!
Discussion 7 : 30/12/2013 at 05:34 PM
161 will be my three numbers for the national lottery this time around Only in Thailand would they keep score of such a sad statistic ... and then year in and year out do nothing to reduce the fataities I wonder if the little old ladies around the corner have a little bet on the over / under
Discussion 8 : 30/12/2013 at 05:15 PM
"Drink-driving and speeding remain the major causes of accidents, the centre said," as alcohol confirms its place as the most destructive drug of addiction for harm caused to others.
Discussion 9 : 30/12/2013 at 04:49 PM
If 161 road deaths occurred in a developed country, there would be a national outrage. Not so in "Amazing Thailand". I had to drive from Kabin Buri to Lampang on Saturday 28th and witnessed all manner of road rule abuse by Thai drivers. When they tail-gate in their brand new pick-ups at 120kms per hour, they are asking for trouble. Not to mention driving slow in the fast lane, not using indicators to change lanes, running red lights. You name it, they do it.
Discussion 10 : 30/12/2013 at 04:09 PM
21 provinces had no road deaths reported. Doesn't mean there weren't any.

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