Full Road Accident Statistics for Songkran 2013

April 15, 2013
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The Thai government designated seven days as being the most dangerous during the Songkran new year holiday. This year it is 11th April-17 April 2013. These are the full statistics for deaths and injuries on the roads released by the Road Safety Centre. After seven days, 321 people died and 3,040 injured in 2,828 accidents.

DAY 01: THURSDAY 11TH APRIL 2013

Accidents: 326 (17 less than last year)
Deaths: 39 people (9 more than last year)
Injuries: 342 people (33 less than last year)

Notes:

  • Provinces with the most accidents were Nakhon Si Thammarat and Chiang Mai with 14 incidents each
  • Provinces with the most fatalities were Kanchanaburi, Prachuan khiri Khan, Ayutthaya, Yosothon, Songkhla and Samut Sakhon at 2 deaths each
  • Province with the most injuries was Chiang Mai with 17 injuries
  • Most accidents caused by drunk driving (29.14%) and speeding (21.17%). Last year this was 30.9% and 19.83%)
  • most vehicles in accidents were motorcycles (78.48%) and pick-up trucks (11.52%). Last year this was 82.87% and 7.30%
  • 22.83% of motorcyclists in accidents weren’t wearing a helmet. Last year was 26.42%
  • 59.82% of accidents were on straight roads, 23.01% on curves and 12.88% at intersections
  • Most accidents happened between 4pm and 8pm (31.60%) followed by 12pm-4pm (24.54%)
  • Most victims of accidents were workers (55.90%) and youths under 20 (21.52%)

DAY 02: FRIDAY 12TH APRIL 2013

Accidents: 465 (16 less than last year)
Deaths: 62 people (4 more than last year)
Injuries: 496 people (19 less than last year)

Accidents on Days 1-2: 791 (33 less than last year)
Deaths on Days 1-2: 101 people (13 more than last year)
Injuries on Days 1-2: 838 people (52 less than last year)

Notes:

  • Province with the most accidents was Chiang Mai with 18 incidents
  • Provinces with the most fatalities were Kanchanaburi, Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, Roi Et and Prachuan Khiri Khan at 3 deaths each
  • Province with the most injuries was Prachuan Khiri Khan with 21 injuries
  • Most accidents caused by drunk driving (39.35%) and speeding (22.15%). Last year this was 38.88% and 20.79%)
  • Most vehicles in accidents were motorcycles (80.63%) and pick-up trucks (9.26%). Last year this was 83.97% and 7.41%
  • 21.51% of motorcyclists in accidents weren’t wearing a helmet. Last year was 31.24%
  • 64.30% of accidents were on straight roads, 20.86% on curves and 11.61% at intersections
  • Most accidents happened between 4pm and 8pm (31.40%) followed by 8pm-midnight (19.78%)
  • Most victims of accidents were workers (62.73%) and youths under 20 (19.71%)

DAY 03: SATURDAY 13TH APRIL 2013

Accidents: 730 (75 less than last year)
Deaths: 72 people (16 more than last year)
Injuries: 688 people (90 less than last year)

Accidents on Days 1-3: 1,446 (108 less than last year)
Deaths on Days 1-3: 173 people (29 more than last year)
Injuries on Days 1-3: 1,526 people (142 less than last year)

Notes:

  • Province with the most accidents was Nakhon Si Thammarat with 25 incidents
  • Provinces with the most fatalities were Prachuan Khiri Khan and Suphanburi at 5 deaths each
  • Province with the most injuries was Nakhon Si Thammarat with 27 injuries
  • Most accidents caused by drunk driving (46.72%) and speeding (24.12%). Last year this was 40.68% and 20.41%)
  • Most vehicles in accidents were motorcycles (82.07%) and pick-up trucks (10.37%). Last year this was 83.42% and 9.76%
  • 22.50% of motorcyclists in accidents weren’t wearing a helmet. Last year was 29.74%
  • 66.26% of accidents were on straight roads, 16.79% on curves and 14.35% at intersections
  • Most accidents happened between 4pm and 8pm (36.64%) followed by 12pm-4pm (23.82)
  • Most victims of accidents were workers (54.60%) and youths under 20 (29.86%)

DAY 04: SUNDAY 14TH APRIL 2013

Accidents: 451 (129 less than last year)
Deaths: 45 people (21 less than last year)
Injuries: 494 people (126 less than last year)

Accidents on Days 1-4: 1,897 (129 less than last year)
Deaths on Days 1-4: 218 people (8 more than last year)
Injuries on Days 1-4: 2,020 people (268 less than last year)

Notes:

  • Province with the most accidents was Nakhon Sawan with 23 incidents
  • Provinces with the most fatalities were Phitsanulok, Phichit, Surat Thani and Chiang Rai at 3 deaths each
  • Province with the most injuries was Nakhon Sawan with 22 injuries
  • Most accidents caused by drunk driving (41.91%) and speeding (23.50%). Last year this was 45.17% and 23.10%)
  • Most vehicles in accidents were motorcycles (74.19%) and pick-up trucks (15.40%). Last year this was 80.58% and 11.93%
  • 21.15% of motorcyclists in accidents weren’t wearing a helmet. Last year was 26.97%
  • 65.85% of accidents were on straight roads, 21.06% on curves and 8.87% at intersections
  • Most accidents happened between 4pm and 8pm (35.25%) followed by 12pm-4pm (23.50%)
  • Most victims of accidents were workers (54.92%) and youths under 20 (27.28%)

DAY 05: MONDAY 15TH APRIL 2013

Accidents: 393 (54 less than last year)
Deaths: 37 people (6 less than last year)
Injuries: 419 people (44 less than last year)

Accidents on Days 1-5: 2,290 (291 less than last year)
Deaths on Days 1-5: 255 people (2 more than last year)
Injuries on Days 1-5: 2,439 people (312 less than last year)

Notes:

  • Province with the most accidents was Chiang Mai with 18 incidents
  • Province with the most fatalities was Rayong with 3 deaths
  • Province with the most injuries was Chiang Mai with 20 injuries
  • Most accidents caused by drunk driving (39.95%) and speeding (22.90%). Last year this was 42.28% and 21.70%)
  • Most vehicles in accidents were motorcycles (76.92%) and pick-up trucks (13.15%). Last year this was 83.12% and 12.34%
  • 21.93% of motorcyclists in accidents weren’t wearing a helmet. Last year was 31.23%
  • 67.43% of accidents were on straight roads, 18.83% on curves and 11.70% at intersections
  • Most accidents happened between 4pm and 8pm (30.28%) followed by 12pm-4pm (25.45%)
  • Most victims of accidents were workers (55.48%) and youths under 20 (25.22%)

DAY 06: TUESDAY 16TH APRIL 2013

Accidents: 291 (same as last year)
Deaths: 30 people (1 more than last year)
Injuries: 344 people (36 more than last year)

Accidents on Days 1-6: 2,581 (291 less than last year)
Deaths on Days 1-6: 285 people (2 more than last year)
Injuries on Days 1-6: 2,783 people (276 less than last year)

Notes:

  • Province with the most accidents was Chiang Mai with 94 incidents
  • Province with the most fatalities was Prachuap Khiri Khan with 12 deaths
  • Province with the most injuries was Chiang Mai with 95 injuries
  • Most accidents caused by drunk driving (34.71%) and speeding (24.05%). Last year this was 36.77% and 24.40%)
  • Most vehicles in accidents were motorcycles (75.59%) and pick-up trucks (13.71%). Last year this was 79.87% and 6.71%
  • 19.79% of motorcyclists in accidents weren’t wearing a helmet. Last year was 32.05%
  • 66.32% of accidents were on straight roads, 18.21% on curves and 13.06% at intersections
  • Most accidents happened between 4pm and 8pm (31.96%) followed by 12pm-4pm (20.27%)
  • Most victims of accidents were workers (54.81%) and youths under 20 (24.33%)

DAY 07: Wednesday 17TH APRIL 2013

Accidents: 247 (10 less than last year)
Deaths: 36 people (2 less than last year)
Injuries: 257 people (4 more than last year)

Accidents on Days 1-7: 2,828 (301 less than last year)
Deaths on Days 1-7: 321 people (1 more than last year)
Injuries on Days 1-7: 3,040 people (280 less than last year)

Notes:

  • Province with the most accidents was Nakhon Sawan with 13 incidents
  • Provinces with the most fatalities were Nakhon Sawan, Lampang and Amnat Chaoren with 3 deaths each
  • Province with the most injuries was Chiang Mai with 15 injuries
  • Most accidents caused by drunk driving (30.36%) and speeding (28.74%). Last year this was 30.74% and 21.79%)
  • Most vehicles in accidents were motorcycles (81.18%) and pick-up trucks (9.80%). Last year this was 78.52% and 11.11%
  • 20.48% of motorcyclists in accidents weren’t wearing a helmet. Last year was 22.41%
  • 61.94% of accidents were on straight roads, 21.05% on curves and 13.77% at intersections
  • Most accidents happened between 4pm and 8pm (22.96%) followed by 12pm-4pm (22.27%)
  • Most victims of accidents were workers (54.94%) and youths under 20 (19.45%)

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4 Responses to Full Road Accident Statistics for Songkran 2013

  1. Jørgen
    April 15, 2013 at 10:37 am

    As have been the rule the last years, the number of fatalities according to these official statistics are lower than the day-to-day death rate on Thai roads as reported by independent organisations. They aren’t even much higher than the normal official Thai statistics. Me thinks the numbers are pure BS.

  2. Rob
    April 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    So, its statistically safer to be in my teens and to down a few before getting into the pickup truck and driving like a bat out of hell into the sunset.

    Or in other words, if 39.95% of accidents are caused by driving drunk and 22.9% by speeding, then to use the phrasing above, “MOST accidents are caused by sober driving” AND “MOST accidents are caused by NOT speeding”…

    Hmmm…

  3. Michael Chick
    April 18, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Globally speaking:

    77% of all accidents happen within 15miles from the home.
    Source is here:
    http://www.drivingtoday.com/aol/features/archive/crashes/#axzz2Qp3E4FC7

    52% of accidents happen within 5 miles from Home.
    Source is here:
    http://seriousaccidents.com/blog/accident-prevention/many-car-accidents-occur-close-to-home/

    And Australian Stats are here:
    http://www.calculateme.com/car-insurance-articles/where-accidents-happen.htm

    And the average speed that most car accidents happen at are less than 30 mph, according to this website:
    http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-average-speed-that-most-car-accidents-happen-at

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