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MoI making tweaks to traffic law

MoI making tweaks to traffic law

The Ministry of Interior will send several amendments to the Land Traffic Law to the Council of Ministers, with an eye towards fully implementing the law by March 15, Deputy National Police Commissioner Him Yan said yesterday at a news conference.

One amendment could delay enforcing current requirements to wear seatbelts in the back seat of a car by up to five years, Yan said.

There are also pending changes to vehicle ownership transfer rules to make the process cheaper and easier, though Yan did not specify what would change.

Amendments may also change the current penalties for driving a car without a licence – currently punishable by a jail term of six days to one month and a fine of 100,000 to 800,000 riel. Authorities did not say if the penalty will be lesser or greater.

When asked what police have in mind to halt the truck accidents that regularly claim the lives of garment workers, Yan said that the National Police will try to equip more officers with breathalysers and speed radar, hoping to reduce overall accident rates, which should also affect workers.

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