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25 people were killed, 356 injured on the first day of the “Seven dangerous days” in Thailand

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25 people were killed, 356 injured on the first day of the “Seven dangerous days” in Thailand

The Director-General of Thai Road Safety, Khun Boontham Lertsukhikasem, said that 25 people died on the first day of the so-called “dangerous days” and that 356 people were killed in 348 road accidents last Saturday. the whole country was involved.

If the number is true, it is significantly lower than the average daily road death toll in Thailand throughout the year.

According to Boontham, 31.61% of accidents were the culprit, followed by drunk driving (22.99%) and sudden lane changes (20.40%).

Most – 82.91% – of the accidents were motorcycles, while 7.56% were pick-ups and 3.92% cars.

Regarding the time of the accidents, 27.87% occurred between 4 pm and 8 pm, 19.83% during 8 am-12 am, and 16.95% between 12 noon and 4 pm.

Phatthalung Province in the south recorded the highest number of accidents, 20, with 22 injured.

Bangkok, Chonburi, and Chiang Mai each recorded two deaths from road accidents.

Throughout the country, 1,913 main control posts have been set up and staffed by a total of 60,201 officers. A total of 342,028 vehicles were stopped for a check and 58,347 drivers were fined for various offenses, including 14,852 for not wearing safety helmets and 16,125 for driving without a license.

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