A good driver is a must for travelers

A good driver is a must for travelers

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Photograph: Phnom Penh Post

Tourism really depends on traffic or how to get to destination safely.

Every day countless tourists are moving from place to place throughout Cambodia.

Going by bus is one of the most popular means of transportation to reach a tourist site. And people depend on a single person: the driver.

Thus, a driver needs to take his job seriously to ensure the safety of his customers.

But, this doesn't always happen. Sometimes drivers play a life and death game with their riders. They talk on the phone while driving and drive with one hand on the wheel. This is risky.

Om Ratha, 23, a tourist who went to Pursat province on Saturday, 21 December, said that his bus driver talked on phone more than ten minutes while driving the bus with one hand.

“I feel scared and quite upset to my stomach,” Om Ratha said.

A driver should never pick up the phone or make a phone call while driving.

Only 2 or 3 seconds of carelessness can cause an accident.

A driver should always fully concentrate and focus on driving.

If he needs to pick up the phone, he should wear earphones or ask his assistant to take the call for him. 

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