The Road Safety Directing Center has released a road accident report for April 17th, the seventh day of the government’s road safety promotion campaign covering the festival.
The report indicates that being under the influence of alcohol and speeding were still the primary and secondary causes of accidents and deaths each day, followed by poor visibility which just beat cutting-off another vehicle. Most of the accidents and deaths still involved motorcycles, followed by pickup trucks.
A total of 390 people have died since April 11 and 3,808 people have been injured.
According to the report, the top four deliberate actions that put lives at risk on each day of Songkran were refusing to wear a safety helmet, being under the influence of alcohol, speeding, and cutting off other vehicles.
The Road Safety Directing Center also pointed out that speeding and being under the influence of alcohol are the major causes of road accident mortality. Motorcycles and pickup trucks are still the vehicles involved in most roadway deaths.
The data pointed out that most accidents have occurred on routes under the supervision of the Department of Highways between 4pm – 8pm.
The official nationwide seven dangerous days of Songkran ended Monday the 17th of April.