Full Road Accident Statistics for Songkran 2018

These are the full statistics for the Seven Dangerous Days of the Songkran Holiday in 2018. This year the period is from 11th to 17th April 2018.  The final tally from the the seven days, compared to last year, is 418 deaths (389 deaths), 3,897 injuries (3,807 injuries) and 3,724 accidents (3,689 accidents) from road accidents.

The following are some  statistics:

  • The provinces with the highest number of deaths were Nakhon Ratchasima (20 deaths).
  • Out of the 3,724 accidents, 382 resulted in deaths and 3,426 resulted in injuries.
  • Out of the 418 people that died, 340 were male and 78 were female. Of the 3,897 that were injured, 2,728 were male and 1,169 were female.
  • In the 20-24 age group, 63 people died accounting for 15.07% of the deaths. Other age groups are as follows: 1-14 (19 dead), 15-19 (41 dead), 25-29 (41 dead), 30-39 (69 dead), 40-49 (57 dead), and 50 upwards (128 dead).
  • 250 of the people that died were locals. 85 of the people came from elsewhere in the same province, and 83 died in a different province from their home.
  • 321 of the people that died were drivers. 64 people were passengers. 22 people were pedestrians. 11 people were classed as “other”.
  • Out of the vehicles involved in fatal accidents, 67.44% were motorcycles, 12.92% pick-up trucks and 6.98% cars. No public vans were involved in accidents and only three buses.
  • Out of the vehicles involved in accidents causing injuries, 80.61% were motorcycles, 6.87% pick-up trucks and 3.53% cars.
  • Most accidents with fatalities were caused by speeding  (39.27%), followed by drunk driving (28.01%) and tailgating (20.42%).
  • 185 people died because they were not wearing helmets (44.26%), 109 died because of speeding (26.08%), 63 died due to drunk driving (15.07%), and 61 died because of tailgating (14.59%).
  • 230 people died at the scene of the accident. 11 people died on the way to the hospital. 177 people died later in the hospital.
  • 59.69% of accidents took place on highways and 65.97% on straight stretches of roads.
  • Most accidents (26.18%) happened between 4pm and 8pm.

Sources for all of these statistics are from Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (see website). Others sources may vary. The report is released in Thai language only and I have translated the highlights.

3 thoughts on “Full Road Accident Statistics for Songkran 2018

  • October 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm
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    This morning, I took taxi to DMK airport using taxi that speed up to 140 km/hr which was very scary because I was with my two children. the driver even looked sleepy so I kept talking with my limited thai language or just bubbling with my children. It always concern me if I have to go somewhere using taxi or van because of their high speed.

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  • April 22, 2018 at 7:50 am
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    April 11th to 17th, which conveniently excludes the 18th and 19th in Pattaya..

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