The dedicated traffic police officers of the Kingdom carry out their arduous duties and responsibilities, come rain or shine, day or night, with full commitment to the communities that they serve, often going the extra mile to compensate for inadequate or insufficient road signage and markings.

Minister of Interior and National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) chairman Sar Kheng made the remark on December 20 in observance of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, in western Kampong Cham province’s Cheung Prey district.

“Traffic police have a tough job. Basically they work day and night, and are on standby even in rain, or in the heat. They all have their shifts, some come out at night and others have to get up in the wee hours of the morning for work. They are so dedicated,” he said.

And adding to their already heavy burden of work, the general lack of road signs and markings across the country, as a result of tight budgets, pose great peril to motorists and motorcyclists, he noted, urging the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to look into the matter.

“Without traffic signs on the roads, people who’ve been stopped by the police will consistently have to ask why,” Sar Kheng said.