Mr Visarn said the ministry’s Road Safety Operations Centre reported that the road death toll over the first six days (Dec 27-Jan 1) went up from 266 on Tuesday, as reported on Wednesday, to 334, while the number of injuries increased from 2,502 to 3,041 in 2,891 road accidents.
Drunk driving was ranked the main cause of accidents, at 51.49%, followed by speeding at 24.44%. Of the total vehicle crashes over the period, 81.62% involved motorcycles, 8.11% were pickup trucks and the remainder were other vehicles, he added.
The province with most fatalities remains northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima with 21. Nakhon Sawan had the largest number of injuries at 121.
Chiang Mai and Nakhon Sawan had the highest number of road accidents at 111 each.
Provinces which remained road fatality-free over the first six days were Mae Hong Son, Buengkan, Yasothon, Chai Nat, Trat, Samut Songkhram, Pattani and Phang Nga.
The “seven dangerous days” run from Dec 27-Jan 2.