Local time on the 15th, according to the Thai transport department statistics, April 10-14, the Thai New Year Songkant holiday five days before a total of 1795 traffic accidents in Thailand, resulting in 192 deaths. On the 14th alone, 330 traffic accidents occurred, resulting in 328 injuries and 37 deaths.
Traffic accidents caused by drunk driving accounted for the highest proportion of all types of accidents, at 39.6 per cent, followed by speeding accounting for 27 per cent. Most accidents occur on highways, mainly between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Traffic accidents rise sharply during the Thai New Year Songkon festival each year, making it known locally as the “Black Seven Days”.