Thailand has one of the highest number of road accidents in the world. The World Health Organization estimated 22,941 people die each year in traffic-related incidents in Thailand, making its roads the deadliest in Southeast Asia.
There’s an average of 62 deaths every day, according to the WHO’s 2018 report on global road safety — just slightly fewer than the average deaths over the New Year period of 66 per day, in another report from CNN.
Since the start of 2019, a total of 12,304 people have been reported dead at the scene of accidents in Thailand, Thai media reported.
The figure only includes those who died at the scene. Death from road accidents is a lot more when all figures are collected.
On Monday this week 62 people died, bringing November’s toll to 144 on just the fourth day of the month, the report added.
The Daily News runs an ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of Thai roads. They report the death toll daily, along with accident reports.