Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - TRAFFIC TOLL: Road deaths held steady over holiday

TRAFFIC TOLL: Road deaths held steady over holiday

TRAFFIC TOLL
Traffic accidents killed 31 people over the three-day Chinese New Year, a public safety official said on Tuesday – the same number as in 2009. Him Yan, director of the Department of Public Order at the Ministry of the Interior, said that although the number of people who died on the road over the period matched last year’s figure, the overall number of accidents saw a decline. “There were 127 road incidents across the country this year, resulting in 31 deaths, 135 serious injuries and 127 light injuries,” Him Yan said. “Last year, by comparison, there were 166 incidents, resulting in 140 serious injuries, 170 light injuries and 31 deaths.” Him Yan said that the leading causes of accidents during the holiday were speeding and drunken driving. “That’s why we need more Breathalysers and speed radars,” he said. “Right now there are only 24 Breathalyzers and five speed radars in the country.” According to laws introduced in February 2007, drivers who refuse a breath analysis face up to a month in jail and a fine of up to 200,000 riels. Drunken drivers face up to six months in prison and a fine of up to 1 million riels.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc