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70% of festival road deaths 'drunk'

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About 70% of people killed road accidents during New Year and Songkran festivals in 2013 had been drinking alcohol, according to the Health Promotion Policy Research Centre. 

Researcher Sophit Nasueb said 60% of those who died had an average blood alcohol level of 189 milligrammes percent, almost four times of the legal driving limit of 50 milligrammes percent (.05).

The centre's study showed no significant differences in blood alcohol levels of the deceased, whether they were drivers, passengers or pedestrians, or whether the accident involved a motorcycle, bicycle or car.   

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