Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, who is also the chairman of the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC), on November 25 led a meeting to look into the draft of the revised law on road traffic. Officials said that this new law, once it is finalized, will clearly define traffic violations and their penalties.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol, who serves as deputy chair of the NRSC, and other officials from the rank of secretary of state to technical working group officials who are responsible for drafting the law.

Sar Kheng said that this draft law takes into account the context of the changes in the socioeconomic conditions in Cambodia and has gone through many stages of preparation.

He said that this draft law is being written due to the fact that the existing law needs to be largely amended.

Toch Chan Kosal, secretary of state and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, who leads the technical working group for the draft law, said that the new law will clearly define each type of road traffic violation, which will make enforcement more efficient.

He said a total of 22 meetings had been held already before the draft could reach this stage.

Sar Kheng led a discussion regarding some articles of the draft law, particularly Article 48, which stipulates rules on vehicle ownership transfer from sellers to buyers.

No indication was given following the meeting as to when this draft law will reach the cabinet for approval.