Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - 420 police deployed ahead of New Year's

420 police deployed ahead of New Year's

CITY officials deployed 420 traffic, military and other police officers at 60 different locations throughout the capital Monday as part of an effort to bolster road safety in advance of the Khmer New Year, a notoriously dangerous time for drivers and passengers.

The extra officers are to be deployed through April 17, Municipal Traffic Police Chief Tin Prasoeur told the Post, adding officials were particularly concerned about roads near the Chroy Changvar and Monivong bridges, which "are the way people travel to their birthplaces in the provinces".

 Last Khmer New Year, there were 317 road accidents nationwide, resulting in 59 deaths and 702 injuries.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Bodies of Cambodian peacekeepers returned to Kingdom

The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.

Phnom Penh eats: Ptas Nak Battambang

As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.

Military police stand guard outside a polling station that was allegedly prematurely closed to eligible voters during the 2013 general election in Kandal province. Photo supplied

The Ministry of Defence on Friday lashed out at civil society and election monitoring groups, claiming a

Opposition leader Kem Sokha uses his hat to gesture to supporters during a campaign rally yesterday in Siem Reap province. Facebook

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to unleash war on the opposition party if he loses patience with their campaign for the June 4 commune