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DirectAsia reports surging number of accident claims year after year during Thailand’s “Seven Dangerous Days”

DirectAsia disclosed accident statistics from Thailand’s “Seven Dangerous Days” during the New Year’s celebrations in 2022.

Sedans were discovered to be the most accident-prone automobiles. The average damage value is more than 200,000 baht per incident consistent with accident data from the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) and the Accident Information Center reported that with as many as 12,522 persons wounded, a 24% increase over 2021, and the number of accidents is growing year after year.

DirectAsia respects the value of every life on the road and has therefore prepared a 24-hour emergency support service for DirectAsia’s customers under the idea of “Drive with peace of mind: Safety first and foremost.” This service is being offered as a preparation for accidents that may occur during the New Year to customers in the hopes of Increasing convenience for drivers in each area across the country and providing timely assistance.

“According to a report from the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) detailing accident statistics for the Seven Dangerous Days in 2022, there were 12,027 traffic accidents from 29 December 2021 to 4 January 2022, resulting in 8 disabilities and 487 deaths. There were 12,522 incidents in total, a 24% increase from 2021, and the number of accident victims is growing year after year. Furthermore, more than 1,150 million baht in compensation has been presented to accident victims and property owners,” said Voravudh Varikarn, chief executive officer of DirectAsia (Thailand) Company Limited.  According to DirectAsia’s gathering of insurance claim information over the New Year, particularly during the Seven Dangerous Days last year, sedans were involved in the majority of incidents. On each occasion, these automobiles had first-rate car insurance with a damage value of more than 200,000 baht. Accidents frequently occurred between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. This research suggests that road users should drive with awareness, prudence, and strict adherence to traffic laws throughout the New Year, and, most importantly, avoid drinking alcohol while driving to help decrease losses during the festival of happiness.

DirectAsia is dedicated to fostering a safe driving culture and ensuring that all customers arrive at their destination with peace of mind and safety. The Company’s 24-hour Roadside Assistance through the Hotline 02-767-7777 has been recently introduced under the theme of “Drive with peace of mind: Safety first and foremost“.

This provides insurance claim coverage for customers, including 24-hour technical support and roadside assistance, spare tire replacement, battery refueling, fuel refill, vehicle transportation (by forklift or tow truck), and locksmith assistance (or providing a spare key). This adds to the clients’ greater peace of mind.

“DirectAsia, in addition to the aforementioned services, is ready to assist you by providing general information, coordinating emergency medical assistance, being notified of an emergency, and coordinating assistance in various fields to help customers reduce the time it takes to handle various coordination tasks. As a result, they have more time to deal with other concerns before embarking on their New Year’s vacation,” said Voravudh.

Those interested may discover more about DirectAsia’s automobile insurance services by visiting https://www.directasia.co.th/ or calling our product specialist at 02-767-7777. The company’s terms and restrictions apply.

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