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Sar Kheng urges respect for traffic law amid holiday

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People head back to their home provinces for Pchum Ben festival. Hean Rangsey

Sar Kheng urges respect for traffic law amid holiday

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, who is also chairman of the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC), appealed to the public to be more careful of road traffic accidents during the Pchum Ben festival, especially the three-day public holiday from October 5-7.

In a letter dated September 30, Sar Kheng also called for strict adherence to health measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“Road users have to respect traffic law such as slowing down when approaching urban area, school, intersection, slippery road ... all of which are normally the cause of accidents if they drive fast,” he said.

The minister also reminded all drivers to respect other road users' priorities, especially at intersections by letting vehicles on the main road go first.

“Passenger vehicles and cargo trucks must not carry people or goods over the legal limit. Passenger vehicles must not permit people to sit on the roof," he said while urging taxis and transport firms not to increase fares during the holiday.

He called on all vehicle owners to thoroughly check their vehicles before departure and avoid driving under the influence of alcohol.


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