Most Crashes in Chiang Mai Over New Year 7 Dangerous Days

 | Tue 5 Jan 2016 08:15 ICT

CityNews – Chiang Mai has seen the highest number of crashes and injuries during the ‘seven dangerous¬†days’ over the New Year period, with a total of seven dead.

The number of crashes across the country between December 29 and January 3, famously dubbed the ‘seven dangerous days’, stood at 3,092 crashes with 3,216 injuries. Chiang Mai held the highest number totally 125 crashes over the period.

However, despite the military government’s hard-line approach to cracking down on drink driving, with strong repercussions including jail time as standard for anyone caught driving under the influence and car impounds, the number of accidents, injuries and death all increased by over 13 percent.

340 people died from road accidents this year, with Nakhon Ratchasima having the highest number of deaths at 15. Chiang Mai reported seven deaths over the New Year period.

According to the Bangkok Post, drink driving remained the main cause of accidents at 19.8 percent, followed by speeding at 16.2 percent.

Chiang Mai rated at number 13 on the most deadly provinces in Thailand during the ‘seven deadly days’, with Chaing Rai coming second with 12 deaths and Bangkok at number 17 with six deaths.

The full list can be seen below, in Thai.

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