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Road accidents down sharply since January

Traffic accidents declined by 552 cases in the first six months of the year, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng posted on Facebook on Wednesday. Deaths also decreased by 172 and injuries 778 compared to the same period last year. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/road-accidents-down-sharply-january

At least 40 killed in road crashes during Lunar New Year festival

Traffic accidents killed at least 40 people and injured 80 during the Lunar New Year celebration since Friday. A National Police report yesterday said this was more than the 29 deaths and 65 people with  injuries recorded during the same period last year. Lieutenant General ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684359/at-least-40-killed-in-road-crashes-during-lunar-new-year-festival

Traffic law enforcement set to be strengthened

The National Road Safety Committee said 2020 will be the year it strengthens enforcement of the Road Traffic Law, while Minister of Interior Sar Kheng urged traffic police to enforce the law equally and without tolerance to reduce the number of traffic casualties. The remarks ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/traffic-law-enforcement-set-be-strengthened

Minister gets tough on illegal modification of vehicles by mechanics

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol on Tuesday warned mechanics workshops throughout the country to stop modifying vehicles against technical and legal standards, or face shutdown. Chanthol said modified vehicles were known to have caused accidents and affected road safety. He said authorities ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-gets-tough-illegal-modification-vehicles-mechanics

Gov’t to amend traffic law as death toll continues to rise

The government is set to amend traffic laws as the nationwide death toll from road accidents continue to rise. Speaking at the 2nd annual conference on road safety on Thursday, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol, who is also vice-chairman of the National ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-amend-traffic-law-death-toll-continues-rise

Road sign plan seeks to boost safety

Transport Minister Sun Chanthol is to order all road construction companies to install signs at their worksites in an effort to avoid traffic accidents.Speaking at the closing ceremony of the National Road Safety Committee’s annual meeting yesterday, Mr Chanthol said he would order companies working ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50104210/road-sign-plan-seeks-to-boost-safety/

Road safety policy planned

The Labour Ministry is planning to launch a national policy to cut the number of traffic accidents involving garment workers being driven to and from factories. The policy will encourage employers and drivers to prioritise road safety. Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday addressed a workshop on the ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103746/road-safety-policy-planned/

More than 50 dead in holiday traffic accidents

More than 50 people died and 200 were injured in 121 traffic accidents during the five days of Khmer New Year. According to an Interior Ministry report, 55 people were killed and 226 were injured, 126 of which were seriously hurt.   ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37567/more-than-50-dead-in-holiday-traffic-accidents/

Crackdown on unlicensed truck drivers

Truck drivers without licenses who take workers to factories will not be allowed to continue working starting next April in a bid to reduce traffic accidents, the government said on Monday. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33459/crackdown-on-unlicensed-truck-drivers/

Safety video for buyers of motorbikes

Buyers of motorcycles under 125cc will have to watch a 10-minute video on drunk driving and road safety from next year. The move is an attempt to cut traffic deaths, particularly among young people. Nearly half of road deaths involve people aged 15 to 30. Agreement on ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33118/safety-video-for-buyers--of-motorbikes/

Stricter enforcement of new traffic law will begin today

After focusing their efforts on educating drivers about the traffic law for the past two and a half months, police will today begin strict enforcement of the new rules, imposing fines and punishments on offending motorists, the National Road Safety Committee announced on Friday. ...

Ouch Sony and Peter Ford
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/stricter-enforcement-of-new-traffic-law-will-begin-today-109886/

Road safety funding to end

A major funder of road safety programs in Cambodia will not be renewing its grant for the country, sparking concerns that traffic deaths in the Kingdom will continue unabated. Bloomberg Philanthropies, run by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is launching the second part of its Global Road Safety ...

Charles Rollet and Sen David
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/road-safety-funding-end

Gov’t bans alcohol ads to reduce traffic deaths

Television and radio stations will be barred from broadcasting advertisements for alcohol during the primetime 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. slot beginning next month, as part of the government’s effort to reduce the number of fatalities resulting from drunk driving, officials at the Ministry of ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-bans-alcohol-ads-in-effort-to-reduce-traffic-deaths-67735/

Helmet use means huge savings, study finds

The government could save nearly $100 million between now and 2020 if it passes the draft traffic law and enforces mandatory helmet usage as soon as possible, a road safety group said Wednesday. Madeleine Carr, an advocacy and strategic planning advisor with the Asia Injury Prevention ...

Lauren Crothers and Eang Mengleng
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/helmet-use-means-huge-savings-study-finds-58301/

Pchum Ben not spared traffic deaths, injuries

Twenty-six people died and another 85 were seriously injured on roads in the final three days of Pchum Ben this year. The toll is only marginally fewer than last year, when 75 separate traffic accidents caused 98 people to be admitted to hospital with serious injuries ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101859287/National-news/road-safety-still-in-the-slow-lane.html

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