Day 3 of New Year Road Accidents: 47 dead, 560 injured


On Sunday alone (Dec 29), the third day of the “seven dangerous days” of the New Year holidays, 531 traffic accidents were reported, 47 deaths and 560 injured people.

The most common single cause and present in about 32% of accidents was drink driving, closely followed by speeding, about 31%, said assistant national police chief Pol Lt Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapat on Monday.

In a report from Bangkok Post, Vithawan Sunthornkajit, director-general of the Probation Department, said that over the three-day period there were 4,601 cases of drink driving reported. Bangkok had the highest number, with 289 offenders,  followed by 254 in Khon Kaen and 237 in Maha Sarakham, both in the Northeast.

Source: Bangkok Post

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