23 May 2024

287 people were killed and 2,060 others were injured in 2,044 road accidents during this year’s Songkran period, including 28 deaths and 287 injuries yesterday, Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told a news conference today.

The main causes of the accidents were speeding, followed by drunk driving and cutting in, he said, adding that casualties were fewer than last year, but the number of accidents increased slightly.

Motorcycles were involved in most of the accidents and most of the victims were not wearing crash helmets.

Anutin said that the command centre for road safety has been assigned to conduct an in-depth study of all the information related to the accidents and to come up with recommendations for submission to the cabinet.