Road traffic accidents in Thailand are getting worse, not better

INN reported yet more bad news on Thailand's roads.

Already named as the most dangerous place on earth to drive it has now been announced by the Highways Department that there were 8% more accidents in June this year compared to the same month last year.

There were also 4% more deaths record but, strangely, fewer injuries.

The Highways Department blamed speeding for most of the trouble.

They said 65% involved excessive speed followed by 8% sleeping at the wheel and 6% not judging distances resulting in cutting in front of others dangerously.

The department reported 135 deaths in June.

It is noted that this is just a fraction of the real figures because it is only deaths confirmed at the scene that are counted and not those that occur in hospital or in transit (Ambulance)

The actual number is thought to be in the region of 1,500 – 2000 fatalities per month on all of Thailand’s roads, or 60 – 70 EVERY DAY. – Source: INN

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