Road carnage: One in ten deaths in Chiang Mai are foreigners; injuries high too
Statistics for death and injury on the roads in Chiang Mai have revealed that more than one in ten deaths since the start of the year have been foreigners.
And more than 1,000 foreigners have been injured in the province since January 1st.
The stats also show that the overwhelming majority of the dead and injured were on motorcycles.
Chiang Mai News said the figures came from M.I.S. an organization concerned with road safety.
In the 25 districts of Chiang Mai province from January 1st to 16th November 2018 there were 13,051 accidents resulting in 246 deaths and 14,465 injuries.
Of these 25 deaths were foreigners and 1,100 of the injured were foreigners.
Some 236 of the deaths were motorcyclists and injured bikers also made up a great majority of the victims – 14,211.
The news media said that in the 21,107 sq km that make up Chiang Mai province there are almost 2 million vehicles registered.
Muang district of Chiang Mai represented the worst for death and injury this year. In 5,401 accidents 50 had died and 6,057 have been injured. This is followed by Sansai with 1,310 accident, 29 dead and 1,418 injured.
Of the dead in Muang district 13 were women and 37 men.
Nine deaths and 1,099 injuries were reported in Chang Pheuak and five deaths and 886 injuries in Suthep.
Most deaths were in the age range of 16-25 and occurred between 6 pm and 10 pm.
Some 878,974 vehicles have been registered in the province in the last ten years representing an average of 7,325 per month and 241 per day.
Chiang Mai News stated of particular worry was that most death and injury occurred in November and December in 2016 and 2017.