Three bus companies earn ministry warning

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has issued warning letters to three transportation companies it has deemed irresponsible, ministry officials confirmed yesterday. ...

Lay Samean

Light railway raised yet again at JICA meet

Plans for a light railway system in Phnom Penh were discussed at a meeting between Public Works and Transportation Minister Sun Chanthol and Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) regional director-general Yasushi Tanaka on Friday. ...

Jack Davies and Phak Seangly

Chroy changvar bridge to close for repairs

The Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge will close for repairs early next year after structural damage was discovered last year, City Hall announced yesterday. City Hall spokesman Mean Chanyada said: “We will close the bridge for 22 months to make repairs starting from early January 2017.” ...

Ven Rathavong

Campaign to reduce traffic accidents

The government launched a campaign yesterday to distribute 3.4 million pieces of reflective tape in an effort to reduce traffic accidents at night, with Prime Minister Hun Sen ordering officials and party members to give the tape out for free and threatening to arrest anyone ...

Pech Sotheary

Traffic accidents down in first half of year

Nearly 1,000 people have died in traffic accidents in the first six months of 2016 according to a National Committee for Road Safety report released today. ...

Cheang Sokha

City hall to add 5,000 signs to cut accident rate

Phnom Penh City Hall started installing 5,000 new road safety signs around the capital on Monday in an attempt to reduce accidents, according to officials. Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatevong took to Facebook yesterday, writing that a total of 615 signs had been installed along Norodom, ...

Mom Kunthear

Traffic accidents are leading cause of death in Cambodia

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death in Cambodia, destroying not only lives but national morale, dignity, property and development efforts, a road safety expert told the Hello VOA call-in program on Wednesday. ...

Khamboly Dy

Driver error leading cause of road traffic accidents in Cambodia

Human error is the leading cause of road traffic accidents in Cambodia and young people on motorcycles make up the largest number of deaths on the nation’s roads, where 1,108 fatalities were recorded in the first six months of 2016. ...

Dy Khamboly

Helmet use for children low despite traffic law

Research by the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIPF) found helmet use by child motorbike passengers was still low in January despite the government’s much-touted Traffic Law, with observers blaming poor enforcement. ...

Bun Sengkong

Sar Kheng hails road ‘white days’

Cambodia’s new Traffic Law has been a runaway success for road safety, Interior Minister Sar Kheng claimed yesterday, hours after a collision between two trucks carrying garment workers left two dead and nearly 60 injured.   ...

Mech Dara and Jack Davies

PM threatens to remove official because of poor roads

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to remove Sam Piseth, Phnom Penh’s Public Works and Transport Department Director, saying he was not satisfied with inefficient road maintenance in the capital. ...

Ven Rathavong

Traffic law crackdown starts Tuesday

The National Committee for Road Traffic Safety announced that from Tuesday, traffic police will start intensifying their enforcement of the recently implemented traffic law after a two-month test period showed positive results. ...

Taing Vida

Van driver dead, garment workers injured in highway crash

A high-speed collision in Preah Sihanouk province involving two container trucks, a beer truck and a van crammed with garment workers resulted in one death and 34 injuries on Tuesday evening, according to police, who reported that three drivers fled the scene and remain at ...

Buth Kimsay

PM, Sokha spar over road toll

Political leaders from both parties have once again taken their grievances to Facebook as they fight to take credit for the decision to remove the tolls on National Road 4. ...

Ros Chanveasna and Jonathan Cox

Cheap helmets make new safety rules futile

Pon Lichantha was heading home from a market in Kompong Speu province with her mother and father when the rear tire of the Honda Dream they were riding on exploded, sending the family flying off the motorbike and onto the road. ...

Meghan Tribe and Khuon Narim

City looks to overhaul traffic light system

A solution may be at hand for Phnom Penh’s degenerating traffic congestion problem as Japan’s International Cooperation Agency is readying a project aimed at completely overhauling the city’s non-intuitive traffic light system, City Hall announced Tuesday. The study, which will begin within the next month and ...

Simon Henderson and Khuon Narim

Avis pulling into town

International car rental operator Avis is bringing its brand to Cambodia and Laos, according to a statement released last week from local licensee RMA Group. If the deal is seen through, Avis would be the first global car rental company to compete in the Kingdom. The company ...

Eddie Morton

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