NY road toll: 209 now dead

A total of 48 people were killed and 541 injured in 496 road accidents on Dec 30, the fourth day of the "seven dangerous days" of the New Year festival.

Monday’s fatal accidents increased the road toll for the first four days to 209 killed and 1,931 injured in 1,818 accidents, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department's Road Safety Operation Centre reported on Tuesday.

The 209 death toll was up eight, or 3.98%, on the same period a year ago. The number of injured people, at 1,931, was up by 34, or 1.79% higher than the same period of 2012.

The province with the highest accumulated number of deaths (13), injuries (81) in the past four days was Nakhon Ratchasima, with the highest number of accumulated accidents in Nakhon Sawan (66). 

Only 14 provinces have no traffic-related deaths, down from 21 provinces at the end of the fourth day of the holiday period last year.

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

Share your thoughts

Discussion 1 : 31/12/2013 at 10:34 PM
Easy and simple way to reduce the dead toll on NY and long-period holidays, stay at home. save money, reduce fuel consumption, reduce global-warming, win-win. and party via social network and video chatting.
Discussion 2 : 31/12/2013 at 06:02 PM
The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Road Safety and Operation Centre..... should take out the Prevention, Mitigation and Safety from their name to reflect more accurately their efforts this campaign...
Discussion 3 : 31/12/2013 at 05:25 PM
Every day is a dangerous day on the roads in Thailand!
Discussion 4 : 31/12/2013 at 03:22 PM
Judging by the poor standard most car and pickup-drivers exhibit on an ordinary day, they probably ~do~ drive better when drunk.
Discussion 5 : 31/12/2013 at 02:43 PM
Wonder how many really died in road accidents since the Thai Government only counts those that died at the scene.
Discussion 6 : 31/12/2013 at 01:22 PM
The village had a small party yesterday. High volumes of the usual Leo and rice whisky were consumed. At the end 2 pick ups, both with at least 10 people, left for a 2 hour drive home. I suggested to the head of the village and a local policeman that as both drivers were drunk that they should stop them. A smile, a shrug of the shoulders and the customary "may pen rai" and of they went. I was later reminded that both of them felt they drove better when drunk. Nothing will be done t try and reduce the numbers and no one really cares.

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