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New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« on: December 28, 2012, 06:03:54 AM »

The first traffic death of the "seven dangerous days" of the New Year's break was reported last night just hours after the government launched its road safety campaign aimed at cutting casualties this season by 5 per cent.

An unnamed vendor based in Sing Buri, where fatalities this year have been limited by provincial authorities to only three, was killed when a vehicle she was riding in crashed with another vehicle in Muang district. No injuries have been reported.

Last year, 336 people died and 3,375 were injured in 3,093 accidents. A 5-per-cent reduction means no more than 320 deaths and 3,207 injuries.

The Road Safety Centre set up and run by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation was assigned to oversee six measures - coordination to reduce accidents, checkpoints focused on prevention, community checkpoints, road and road sign repairs, quick access for rescue teams to accident sites and quick transfers to hospitals, and more awareness campaigns for youths and workers.

Highway Police have put up extra checkpoints and will conduct more alcohol and speed checks on stretches of seven roads with the most accidents - Phaholyothin Road in Ayutthaya; Mittrapap Highway in Saraburi's Muak Lek district, Rama II Road in Samut Sakhon, Route 304 between Prachin Buri's Kabin Buri district and Nakhon Ratchasima's Pak Thong Chai district, Route 348 in Sa Kaew, and a northbound Highway 2 and southward Mittrapap Highway in Nakhon Ratchasima.

No passing will be allowed on these seven roads.


More here: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/One-dead-as-holiday-road-danger-period-begins-30196951.html
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 06:38:22 AM »

I must have missed this post
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 02:16:26 PM »

For my liver perhaps.
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 03:57:36 PM »

Take Samarin for your liver
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 07:45:00 PM »

Be VERY careful if you are in Si Saket.

Nearly one-quarter of the drivers stopped at police checkpoints in Si Sa Ket province on Thursday were drunk!

A total of 1,844 people were charged with drunk driving on Thursday during inspections of about 7,500 vehicles.

1,713 people were arrested for not wearing motorcycle helmets and 3,935 were arrested for driving without licences.  BP

Crazy!  ::)  :(
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012, 02:53:47 AM »

I need to go to Bangkok from Korat (city) on New Year's Day (Jan 1). Planning to take a bus (fml) but this post really scares me.


Anyone driving from Korat to Bangkok on Dec 31, Jan 1 or early Jan 2? I would LOVE to catch a ride. I'm happy to help pay for gas.


if not... maybe i'll get a taxi. not that taxis are any safer. but fml the buses here already scare me during non-peak "dangerous days"... i'm super stressed about having to take one on New Year's Day.  :'(
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012, 02:56:13 AM »

Be VERY careful if you are in Si Saket.

Nearly one-quarter of the drivers stopped at police checkpoints in Si Sa Ket province on Thursday were drunk!

A total of 1,844 people were charged with drunk driving on Thursday during inspections of about 7,500 vehicles.

1,713 people were arrested for not wearing motorcycle helmets and 3,935 were arrested for driving without licences.  BP

Crazy!  ::)  :(

1/4 of drivers were drunk on THURSDAY? wtf? it wasn't even a weekend night or holiday.  :'(
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2012, 05:00:24 AM »

Be VERY careful if you are in Si Saket.

Nearly one-quarter of the drivers stopped at police checkpoints in Si Sa Ket province on Thursday were drunk!

A total of 1,844 people were charged with drunk driving on Thursday during inspections of about 7,500 vehicles.

1,713 people were arrested for not wearing motorcycle helmets and 3,935 were arrested for driving without licences.  BP

Crazy!  ::)  :(
I guess that is the case all over Thailand!
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2012, 05:21:48 AM »

33 dead & 322 injuries on the 1st Day!!
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2012, 06:29:36 PM »

38 dead and 504 injured on the second day. Only 495 road accidents.  ::)


That makes a running total of 71 people killed and 826 injured for the first two days.  ::)
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2013, 10:22:46 PM »

As expected, the carnage continues.


Day 4
The death toll so far during the first four days of the New Year's holidays has reached 202. The number of road accidents has reached 1,827, while 1,898 have been injured. During the past 24 hours as of December 30, the fourth day of the safe driving campaign, there were 505 road accidents nationwide.

Day 5
The death toll from road accidents rises to 254 with 2,454 injured in 2,351 accidents in the first five of the Seven Dangerous Days of the New Year period in Thailand.
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 11:29:16 AM »

Yesterday I drove up the by-pass. From the junction at Mukamontree to my turn off near Nong Ok, a distance of about 13 Kms, I counted twelve sets of white paint on the road that weren't there a few days ago.
That says a lot about Thai driving standards!
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New Year death toll rises to 332
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 10:19:16 PM »

New Year death toll rises to 332


The country's road accident casualties in the first six days of so-called "seven dangerous days" of the New Year holiday period reached 332 deaths and 3,037 injuries in 2,884 accidents nationwide, the National Road Safety Centre said Wednesday.

Deputy Permanent-Secretary for Interior Panadda Diskul reported that from December 27, 2012 to January 1, 2013 the reported cumulative death was 17 more people and the cumulative accident was 28 cases more than the last New Year period, whilst the cumulative injuries lowered by 79 persons. Trat was now the only province with no report of accident.

On January 1 alone, 72 people were killed and 583 persons were injured in 533 road accidents and the highest daily death toll was in Angthong at eight deaths and the highest daily injury was in Nakhon Si Thammarat at 28 persons.


http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/New-Year-death-toll-rises-to-332-30197108.html
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2013, 11:44:10 AM »

Well its over ,,,,the final death toll of 365 surpassing last years 336 by a whopping 8.63%.......Drunk Driving the main culprit!
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2013, 03:17:25 PM »

The following are all tweets from here https://twitter.com/191Thailand

During the New Year holiday in Thailand, 38.7% of accidents were caused by drunk driving followed by speeding at 22.58%

Vehicles involved in accidents: motorcycles (82.25%), pick-up trucks (7.90%), car/taxi (4.10%), truck (0.52%), bus (0.37%) and van (0.37%)

Most people think that Songkran is more dangerous on the roads. But 365 people died this year new year compared to 320 during Songkran

Although majority of accidents were caused by drunk driving, out of 4,704,479 motorists stopped by police, only 14,805 were over the limit

Nakhon Pathom was the most dangerous province over new year with 18 deaths. But Chiang Mai had most accidents.
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2013, 05:33:00 PM »

Vehicles involved in accidents: motorcycles (82.25%), pick-up trucks (7.90%), car/taxi (4.10%), truck (0.52%), bus (0.37%) and van (0.37%)

No wonder that basic health insurance schemes usually don't cover motorcycle accidents.
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2013, 09:46:07 PM »

Don't forget that the death toll of 365 only includes those who died at the scene of the accident. Those who died in an ambulance or on the way to a hospital, or in a hopsital an hour later, are not included in that figure. Thats' the way it's done in Thailand.
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2013, 10:07:22 PM »

is 365 a lucky number ? it is close to the number of days in a year;

a year have 365.25 days
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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2017, 09:09:26 PM »

Nakhon Ratchasima's provincial authority is already preparing for the upcoming seven dangerous days, according to this news report.


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Re: New Year's "seven dangerous days"
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2018, 12:22:18 PM »

Someone (I don't remember who) already wrote in this forum that it's not just those New Year or Songkran days: everyday is dangerous about the same here in Thailand.

This month, TV channel 9 MCOT covered the matter extensively in a series of 4 episodes of the program "Black coffee tonight" กาแฟดำ ค่ำนี้, titled "Everyday is dangerous" ทุกวันอันตราย.

Episodes 1 and 2 feature an interview with automotive science Ass. Prof. Poonporn Saengbangpla พูลพร แสงบางปลา.

Episodes 3 and 4 feature an interview with Don't Drive Drunk Foundation Secr. Gen. Dr. Taejing Siripanich แท้จริง ศิริพานิช.

No English subtitles unfortunately.





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