Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Almost 13,000 fined under new laws



Almost 13,000 fined under new laws

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A traffic accident in Phnom Penh. Within six days of strengthening road traffic laws, police fined 12,732 vehicles for violations, including 9,915 motorbikes and 2,817 cars. Hean Rangsey

Almost 13,000 fined under new laws

Deputy National Police chief Chhay Kim Khoeun said within six days of strengthening road traffic laws, police fined 12,732 vehicles for violations, including 9,915 motorbikes and 2,817 cars.

Khoeun said on Thursday that most motorbike riders were stopped for violations ranging from not wearing helmets, not respecting traffic signs and not displaying registration plates.

Motorists were caught for not wearing seatbelts, not having a licence and using a phone while driving. The fines are being imposed to ensure the public stops such violations and respect road traffic laws, said the police.

“The police are committed to continuing enforcement of road traffic laws regardless if it is Saturday or Sunday to make people who do not respect the law start to respect it,” Kim Khoeun said.

The National Police has put forth efforts to educate traffic police to implement the law strictly, properly, transparently, without discrimination, and with gentle manners, he said.

The National Road Safety Committee said within the first six days of May, there were 36 traffic accidents in the country leading to 19 deaths and 39 minor and serious injuries.

The National Police website said traffic accidents declined in Phnom Penh over the same period and there were no deaths. The website did not mention the number of traffic accidents that were recorded.

“The increase in fines upset some people who did not agree and criticised the law’s implementation without being aware of the importance of implementing the law to ensure the safety of life and property.

There were a lot of people who supported the move to reduce death and injuries,” its website said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen says Kingdom not a 'satellite country'

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia had sent diplomatic notes to various embassies demonstrating its stance and clarifying allegations that the Kingdom is a satellite country of China which will allow it exclusive access to the Ream Naval Base in Preah Sihanouk province. The response

  • Vast Prince Manor fun park opens to much fanfare in Kandal

    Chinese-owned Prince Culture and Development Co Ltd officially launched the $85 million Prince Manor entertainment centre in Kandal province on Wednesday. Prince Manor is located along National Road 1, 20km from the centre of Phnom Penh. It is the first major theme park project in Cambodia and

  • Angkor provides ‘valuable’ water storage

    The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has stored millions of cubic metres of water at reservoirs in the Angkor area after Cambodia experienced a series of rainstorms over the last few days. The storing of the water, besides serving temple conservation, will also be used to

  • Floods prompt evacuations in Kampong Speu

    Rain-induced floods and water flowing from Kampong Speu province have submerged the houses of 1,527 families living close to the Prek Thnot River in Spean Thma, Tien, Kong Noy and Roluos communes in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, according to data from local authorities. Spean Thma

  • Serving coffee with a side of robots

    The eye-catching glass building surrounded by greenery at the intersection of Streets 371 and 2002 in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district is more than just another coffee shop where you can while away a few hours. UrHobby House cafe is filled with robots and characters from

  • Banteay Meanchey floods kill one more as death toll reaches 15

    As floodwaters start to recede in Pursat, Battambang and Pailin provinces and Phnom Penh, Banteay Meanchey continues to bear the brunt as one more person was killed on Monday, bringing the total number of flood-related deaths to 15 in the province this month. Banteay Meanchey provincial