On December 30, 2021, Mr. Buntham Lertsukhikasem, Director-General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (PWA), as chairman of the meeting of the Sub-Committee on the Center for Preventing and Reducing Road Accidents Throughout the Year through electronic media, revealed that the Center Director of the prevention and reduction of road accidents during the New Year festival, 2022, by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and the cooperation of network partners, has compiled road accident statistics daily on December 29, 2021, which is the day first of the campaign “New way of life drive safely no accidents”
Road accident statistics 29 Dec 2021
- 362 accidents
- 39 fatalities (22 at the scene and 17 at the hospital)
- 362 injured (109 speeding drivers, 84 drinking and driving, and 65 cutting faces)
The most common cause of accidents
- Driving fast 34.60%
- Drink and drive 23.80%
The most accident-prone vehicles Motorcycles 81.30 percent, mostly on direct routes, 83.90, Department of Highways roads, 36.80 percent, roads in the sub-district administrative organization/village, 34.60 percent. The highest accident time period was between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, with 22.70% of the injuries and deaths occurring between the ages of 50 and over at 29.94%.
At the same time, 1,875 main checkpoints have been set up, 5,721 operators have been summoned for 360,412 vehicles, including 62,932 people who have been charged, 18,142 of them guilty of not wearing a helmet, 7,939 of not wearing a seatbelt, 5,007 of being unsafe for motorcycles.
The province with the most accidents
- Ratchaburi 13 times
Provinces with the most deaths
- Nakhon Ratchasima 5 cases
Province with the most injuries
Provinces with the highest record of driving while intoxicated
- Ubon Ratchathani, 30 cases
- Samut Prakan, 12 cases
- Bangkok 11 cases
50 provinces with no deaths
However, from tracking the travel situation, it was found that People started traveling since yesterday (Dec 29, 2021) and continues until today. causing many routes to have a dense traffic volume especially the main highway Routes connecting to different regions and bypassing the city therefore coordinating the provinces to take care of safety and facilitate people’s travel in parallel with the surveillance and prevention of the epidemic of COVID-19 Instruct checkpoints to increase the intensity of vehicle inspections and driver readiness Emphasize law enforcement on drivers who exceed speed limits, don’t drink and drive, don’t use safety devices. Also keep an eye on the long straight roads. to prevent road accidents from driving fast
In the end, I would like to request that the car users use the road to strictly follow the traffic laws. Be considerate to those who use the route. To make the journey during the New Year festival happy with a new way of life away from road accidents.