New traffic legislation on the way
A complete new set of road traffic laws is expected to be introduced to the parliament later this year after passing through many working groups and reaching Minister of Interior Sar Kheng for final review. ...
Tightening road traffic laws with amendments to improve safety
The Ministry of Public Works is in the midst of getting feedback and input from all relevant officials and stakeholders to amend the existing traffic law to tighten all loopholes to improve road safety and strengthen enforcement measures. ...
Bigger traffic fines from May 1
Starting May 1, the traffic police will enforce a new sub-decree which increases traffic violation fines to three to five times their current rates. Officials expect the additional money gained from the increased fines will be used to reduce traffic accidents. ...
Sar Kheng calls for equal and strict liability to traffic offences
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng yesterday assured support for traffic police who enforce the law against high-ranking officials that violate traffic regulations. ...
Helmet checks to begin in PP
Phnom Penh authorities will deploy forces day and night at 16 points throughout the capital to identify motorcyclists not wearing helmets, while police will be stationed at two further locations at night to check truck drivers for alcohol and addictive substances. ...
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. ...
Traffic law to change again
The Permanent Committee of the National Assembly (NA) approved a number of amendments to the Traffic Law yesterday, sending them on to parliament’s 7th plenary session for final ratification on Monday.NA spokesman Leng Peng Long said the committee decided on amendments to nine articles of ...
Traffic fine increase gets green light
Nearly a year after being signed into law, Cambodia’s new traffic code is just weeks from finally being enforced.National Police chief Neth Savoeun yesterday said that drivers have had plenty of notice, and the time for implementation has come. As of January 1, fines for ...
Taing Vida and Igor Kossov
Fines up after new rule: gov’t
The announcement last month that traffic cops will collect 70 per cent of fines they give out has already seen enforcement increase, according to a senior official at the Interior Ministry.Speaking yesterday, General Run Roth Veasna, director of the ministry’s Department of Order, said tickets ...
Charles Parkinson and Taing Vida
Prime Minister Hun Sen signs off a sub-degree on the new Traffic Law
Prime Minister Hun Sen signed off a sub-degree for penalties on those who commit the road offenses such as speeding and drunk driving. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Economic official in K Cham Hit and run
A car belonging to Ly Thida, the director of the Kompong Cham provincial department of economy and finance, was involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision Thursday in the province’s Choeung Prey district, a police official said. District deputy police chief Cheang Se said two people were ...
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 ...
Vehicle registration grows despite flaws in the system
An absence of public transport, improved roads and the economic development of Cambodia’s rural areas was reflected in an increase in vehicle registrations by 7.7 per cent from 2011 to 2012, official data shows. However, as an insider said yesterday, many cars and motorcycles will ...
Hun Sen Urges Action to Curb Bus Crashes
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged tour bus operators to respect the traffic law following a recent spate of bus crashes that have killed Cambodians as well as foreign tourists. “Please, respect the land traffic law,” Mr. Hun Sen said during a speech at the inauguration ...
Bus Companies Warned of Three Strikes Rule
Bus companies that are involved in crashes or break the law will receive two warnings before being summarily closed down by the government, a senior official said yesterday. Responding to a recent spate of serious tour bus crashes, Peou Maly, deputy director-general at the transport department ...