Day of reckoning for bad drivers as new traffic law comes into effect

True to its New Years resolution to enforce stricter traffic laws, the government pulled over a total of almost 25,000 drivers in the three days after the law came into effect. Though many drivers were sent off with a warning rather than a fine, the ...

Mom Kunthear and Jonathan Cox

Gov’t prepares for enforcement of new traffic law today

Interior Ministry officials on Thursday laid out more details about plans to beef up road safety in anticipation of a new traffic law that comes into effect nationwide today, and conceded that the effort would not be without its challenges. ...

Khuon Narim

Hope for B Kak activists

An Appeal Court judge yesterday said that seven female Boeung Kak land activists imprisoned in November for protesting on Monivong Boulevard in Phnom Penh were not actually blocking traffic at the time of their arrest. Eleven activists – the seven women arrested on November 10 and ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Shane Worrell

King signs off on new traffic law, says gov’t

Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni has signed off on a more robust traffic law, completing the final step for legislation that could hit the streets as early as next month, according to the government’s National Road Safety Committee (NRSC). ...

Joe Freeman and Phak Seangly

Minister reassures moto-taxi drivers over law

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said Tuesday that he would try to find a solution for moto-taxi drivers who have complained about a stipulation in the newly adopted traffic law that says motorbikes can carry a maximum of two adults and one child. Mr. Kheng said that ...

Khuon Narim

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