280 killed, 2,877 injured in first four days of no drunk driving campaign

A total of 280 people were killed and 2,877 injured in road accidents nationwide in the first four days of the one week No Drunk Driving campaign beginning from December 29 to January 1.

According to Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, only yesterday, the fourth day of the seven-day road safety campaign, 81 died and 778 injured in 751 accidents.

Throughout the first four days, 280 died and 2,877 were injured, he said.

He said drunk driving and speeding continued to be the major causes of the accidents.

Sakhon Nakhon in the Northeast has the highest fatalities (7) while Chiang Mai recorded the highest number of accidents and injuries, at 33 and 35 respectively.

Motorcycle is still blamed to involve in most accidents.

Most accidents occurred on highways and secondary roads while the time prone to most accidents was midnight to 4am.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)