478 deaths and 4,128 injuries in seven days

Death toll for the seven days’ period of “No drunk driving” campaign between December 29 and January 4 was recorded at 478 compared to the previous year’s record of 380. A total of 4,128 people were also injured in road accidents during the period.

The Centre for the Prevention and Reduction of Road Accidents said on Thursday that the death toll this year broke all the records of the last ten years since 2007.

Death toll records from road accidents for the last ten years are as follows: 449 deaths in 2007, 401 in 2008, 357 in 2009, 347 in 2010, 358 in 2011, 321 in 2012, 365 in 2013, 366 in 2014, 341 in 2015, 380 in 2016 and 478 in 2017.

Chon Buri tops the list with the highest death toll at 33, including 25 who died in a deadly collision between a packed passenger van and a pickup- truck in Ban Bung district.

Chiang Mai and Udon Thani record the highest number of road accidents at 152 each with 164 injured in each of the provinces.

Drunk driving accounts for 36.59 percent of the road accidents followed by 31.31 percent from speeding.

Mae Hong Son, Yala, Ranong and Satun record zero death toll during the seven-day period.