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Speeding remains biggest factor in road accidents in Thailand

 

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Picture: Chiang Mai News

 

Statistics for accidents and deaths for the first six months of the year from the Highways Department were reported by Chiang Mai News. 

 

The stats apparently relate to accidents recorded by the Highway's Department IT systems and so do not represent the total death and accident toll on the roads that is much higher. 

 

From January 1st to June 30th 1,287 deaths were recorded with 7,042 injuries in 8,410 accidents involving 12,857 vehicles. 

 

Damage to the department ran at 188 million baht. 

 

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Picture: Chiang Mai News

 

These represented small improvements on the stats from the previous year. 

 

Speeding accounted for 75% of accidents followed by 9% cutting in front suddenly, and 6% microsleep. 

 

The top three locations for accidents were 66% on straight roads, 14% at bends and 6% on bridges.

 

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Picture: Chiang Mai News

 

Vehicles involved the most were 37% pick-ups, 26% passenger cars and 16% motorcycles. 

 

The North had 25% of accidents and the north east was 19%.

 

Bangkok had 590 accidents, Chiang Mai 415 and Chonburi 396. 

 

Source: Chiang Mai News

 

 

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What did it cost to come up with pearls of wisdom 

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During lock down when the roads were quiet people were speeding more,

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Oh, I thought the suddenly on the street jumping power poles are the reason.

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35 minutes ago, thequietman said:

Nope, there is a lot more to it than that. 

 

A lot more!

 

 

I particularly  liked the one with the  dog  by the gate, I mean that  bend  just leapt  out in front of the driver, he  had no chance, damn bends

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I would say failing to stop is an even bigger factor 🤔

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1 minute ago, sammieuk1 said:

I would say failing to stop is an even bigger factor 🤔

not as big as failing to have a brain though

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