24,000 people are estimated to die this year in road accidents
I am not the type of person to talk about depressing shit. But this is just fucking ridiculous. Thailand is such a beautiful country in that it has so much to offer, but has a major problem in implementing safety controls on its roads.
During the holiday week from December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019, 478 people lost their lives in motor accidents reported by the World Health Organization. That’s on average 66 people per day. It breaks my heart.
Road accidents in Thailand
- 2nd in the world for road accident deaths, after Libya
- 24,000 people are estimated to die on Thai roads every year
- 73% of those killed are motorcyclists
- 36.9m vehicles ply Thai roads – it’s gone up by 30% in the last five years
World Health Organization – BBC News Article
I will keep it very simple, please beware of driving in Thailand. Please keep it safe and hire a driver. Please spread the word. Prayers to those that have lost their lives and to the families that have lost loved ones in road accidents.
Thailand, please make it safe. Please stop drunk drivers. Please enforce the law. Please save lives!