Day Three: Songkran road deaths show a dramatic drop

Day Three: Songkran road deaths show a dramatic drop

By The Thaiger

 

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There has been 1,665 traffic accidents, with 174 deaths and 1,728 people injured in the first three days of the Songkran ‘seven days of danger’ (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). This equates to a significant drop from the 2018 road toll and lower even than Thailand’s average daily road deaths throughout the year.

 

According to the WHO an average 66 people die on Thailand’s roads each day.

 

The Road Safety Directing Centre’s numbers cover the period from April 11 to 13. The first three days show a drop of 17.1% in road deaths. Injuries are down 9.5%.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/songkran/day-three-songkran-road-deaths-show-a-dramatic-drop

 

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