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Cambodian driver jailed after confusion about Thai road signs

Cambodian driver jailed after confusion about Thai road signs

A Cambodian woman was arrested on Wednesday in Thailand after she allegedly crossed the border illegally in her car and caused a traffic accident due to her confusion about what side of the road to drive.

Deputy director of administration affairs at the border relations office, Chin Piseth, said 36-year-old Norng Sre Mach drove her car across the border without any ap­proval from the Thai authorities.

He added that she drove about 10 kilometres into Thailand before she hit a van, causing it to overturn, slightly injuring the driver.

“She cannot drive well and in Thailand they drive on the left [side of the road] and very fast,” he said. She was repatriated to the Kingdom the same day and ordered to pay the driver of the van US$1,000 in compensation.

To contact the reporter on this story: Phak Seangly at [email protected]

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