Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Campaign to raise awareness of road safety under way

Campaign to raise awareness of road safety under way

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Officials distribute road safety leaflets to a motorist. PUBLIC WORKS MINISTRY

Campaign to raise awareness of road safety under way

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has launched a campaign to distribute road safety leaflets to civil servants and then the public nationwide with the aim of reducing traffic accidents and providing general education on the traffic law.

The leaflets contain information on travel safety during Covid-19, explaining to drivers and passengers the proper respect and implementation of road safety, including penalties for traffic law violation.

Chhuon Vorn, director-general of Land Transport, told The Post on August 31 that the initiative will hopefully reduce traffic accidents and provide knowledge of the traffic law to the general public. The campaign started with ministry officials as they have an important role in road safety.

“The leaflet is a reminder to ministry officials that we set an example to other people in relation to road safety work.

“It is not only the 4,000 leaflets distributed at the ministry, but we will also cooperate with the municipal and provincial transport departments to distribute to people out on the streets and the ministry’s public service centres,” Vorn added.

He said the campaign will also be held in schools and public places where the ministry can work in the future.

Institute for Road Safety director Kong Ratanak said the campaign is to promote knowledge of traffic safety with the general public as well as officials in each institution.

He added that the road safety sector is an area where it is very important to change the behaviour of people, and this education must continue on a regular basis. However, education is not enough and must be combined with law enforcement and further road infrastructure improvements, he said.

“Officials, especially law enforcers, and everyone else must develop themselves on a regular basis.

“I think this is good leadership to initiate this outreach, which sees that many officials are doing well. As the rest of them could not implement it well, the ministry leaders conducted the outreach,” he said.


  • Massive stingrays may live in Mekong’s deep pools

    US scientists have suggested that unexplored deep pools in the Mekong River in an area of Stung Treng could potentially be home to significant populations of giant freshwater stingrays, one of the world’s largest freshwater fish species. This comes as a fisherman hooked a 180

  • CCC team off on US business trip

    The Kingdom’s leading economists and private sector representatives have called on the US to renew its tax preferential status for Cambodian exports, as a Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) delegation departed for a weeklong business visit to the US, where they will meet with

  • PM takes time to meet, greet Cambodians living in the US

    After landing in the US ahead of the ASEAN-US Special Summit, Prime Minister Hun Sen was received by over 1,000 Cambodian-Americans including political analysts who welcomed him with greetings, fist bumps and selfies. Hun Sen also met with analyst Mak Hoeun, who had allegedly spoken ill

  • Khmer cinema classics back on big screen for free at WB Arena’s outdoor movies series

    On a recent Saturday evening at WB Arena, Bunsong was enjoying a tasty BBQ meal with his family after work on the long tables that had been arranged out in front of the restaurant as they watched a Khmer action movie on a big outdoor

  • PM heads to Washington for ASEAN-US special summit

    Regional and international issues and how to bring the ASEAN-US partnership to another level will be discussed at length as Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ministers arrive in Washington, DC, for a special summit on May 12-13. During the trip, Hun Sen and ASEAN

  • National Assembly refutes EU resolution

    The National Assembly (NA) has hit back at a European Parliament resolution condemning the political and human rights situation in Cambodia, calling it another display of the Parliament’s “double standards”. Key points of the resolution include a warning that the Parliament could exclude the