PM orders police chief to tighten alcohol road rules

Prime Minister Hun Manet has called on National Police Chief, Sar Thet, to tighten laws related to drunk driving and other road regulations to prevent fatal crashes occurring. ... ...

Chhim PichBormey

Cambodian PM calls for more action against drunk driving

Cambodian Prime Minster Hun Manet has urged the General Commissariat of National Police to further strengthen their action against drunk driving to prevent road accidents, a leading cause of deaths and injuries in Cambodia. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Interior Minister sounds the alarm over traffic accidents

The number of road accidents and casualties has been reported to have reached an emergency level, and if stakeholders do not increase law enforcement efforts, Sar Sokha, the Minister of Interior and Chairman of the National Road Safety Committee, believes that 2024 will mark the ...

Torn Vibol

Composition of Nat’l Road Safety Committee changed

The government has changed the composition of the National Road Safety Committee, which will now be chaired by Interior Minister Sar Sokha with Minister of Public Works and Transport Peng Ponea as the Permanent Vice Chairman as well as four other vice chairmen and 19 ...

Torn Vibol

Policy improves garment workers’ safety but leaves bus drivers deep in debt

An ongoing NGO and Labor Ministry initiative aims to make garment workers’ commute safer by shifting their daily transportation from typically flatbed trucks to enclosed buses, but the costs of the expensive upgrades are being placed on drivers. ... ...

Sovann Sreypich

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

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

‘Accidents claimed 1,981 lives last year’

A National Police report for 2019 said that of the 4,121 traffic accidents that occurred throughout last year, 1,981 people – including 330 females and 1,651 males – had died. Another 3,919 were seriously injured and 2,222 suffered minor injuries. The report said traffic accidents ...

Khorn Savi

Rise in traffic accidents despite safety efforts

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said there were more than 3,400 traffic accidents in the Kingdom so far this year which killed 1,665 people and injured 5,212. Speaking at a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims event on Koh Pich, Mr Kheng noted ...

Pech Sotheary

Alarming increase in road accidents and deaths

Despite multiple road safety campaigns this year, the number of accidents rose by an alarming 32 percent and the death toll jumped by 27 percent, a police report published yesterday showed. The Kingdom’s roads are notoriously deadly, with an average of five people dying per day ...

Pech Sotheary

Traffic deaths still plague Kingdom

Despite an increase in traffic law enforcement and awareness, traffic deaths continued to plague the country during the first six months of 2018. A National Police general department of traffic and public order report published yesterday said that 1,633 traffic accidents lead to 930 deaths ...

Sen David

Traffic deaths up from last year, says ministry

Nearly 1,500 people died from traffic accidents in the Kingdom during the first 10 months of this year, a minor increase over last year, though the number of injured fell significantly, according to a report by the Ministry of Interior’s National Committee for Road Safety ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Road safety campaign seeks to cut fatalities

More than 1,350 people died in traffic accidents in the first nine months of the year, a senior Transport Ministry official said yesterday. ... ...

Pech Sotheary

Traffic accidents, fatalities increase

The number of traffic accidents and fatalities increased marginally during the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, though the number of injuries dropped. ... ...

Touch Sokha

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

More than 20 die in New Year accidents

More than 20 people were killed and 60 were injured in traffic accidents over the first two days of the Lunar New Year, a nearly 30 percent decline in fatalities compared with the same period last year.According to a National Police report, 38 traffic accidents ...

Mom Kunthear

More than 1,400 die, but road deaths fall

More than 3,000 traffic accidents across the country during the first 10 months of the year caused more than 1,400 deaths and about 5,300 injuries, a decline from the same period last year. According to a National Police report released yesterday, there were 3,001 traffic accidents ...

Pech Sotheary

Holiday accident toll falls

Almost 30 people were killed and nearly 140 injured in traffic accidents over the five-day Pchum Ben holiday weekend, showing a slight decrease compared with previous years. National deputy police chief Kirth Chantharith said yesterday there were 75 traffic accidents from Wednesday to Sunday which caused ...

Mom Kunthear

Malaysia seat belt law enforcement amongst lowest in SEA – ranks below Cambodia, Vietnam, WHO finds

A closer look at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 has revealed some rather disturbing information – Malaysia is amongst the lowest-ranked nations in South East Asia (SEA) when it comes to seat belt law enforcement and awareness on ...

Gregory Sze

Tourists in trouble rise

Crimes and traffic accidents of which tourists were the victims increased by 33 per cent in the first six months of 2013, compared with the same period last year. Tourism Police Department director Nhearn Vibol said that 396 tourists had fallen victim to crime and motor ...

Covering Cambodia

With the number of cars on Cambodia’s roads growing at a consistent pace, high-end automotive distributors are jockeying for a foothold in the market, but they are not the only ones who stand to benefit from Cambodia’s splurge on cars. Working on the sidelines, the ...

Four People Injured After Two Buses Collide

Three Vietnamese nationals and one Cambodian were hospitalized Saturday after two commercial buses driving between Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City collided in Svay Rieng province, police said yesterday. Ouch Sarun, provincial traffic police chief, said that the two buses [belonging to Van Rec. Co. Ltd., and ...

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 ...

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