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The so-called “Seven Dangerous Days of the Songkran festival” started yesterday April 9 with 324 road accidents killing 25 people.
Major causes of these fatal accidents, involving mostly motorcycles, remained to be drunk driving and speeding.
The Road Safety Directing Centre reported Friday that since the start of the campaign to reduce road accidents during the seven dangerous period (April 9-15), 25 people were killed and 348 were injured in a total of 324 accident cases on the first day of the campaign or on April 9.
It said major cause is drunk driving or 25.31%, followed by speeding, 24.38%.
Motorcycles are the vehicles engaged in most accidents or 80.77%.
Nakhon Si Thammarat province in the South recorded the highest road mishaps with 16 cases, while Krabi and Phetburi having the highest death toll of two each.