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Speeding main accident cause as July sees 107 dead, 282 hurt

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A road accident along Street 271 in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district last month. Hean Rangsey

Speeding main accident cause as July sees 107 dead, 282 hurt

Road accidents killed 107 people and injured 282 others in 208 cases last month, according to data released by the National Police’s Public Order and Traffic Police Department. On July 31 alone, three people were killed and 10 seriously injured.

Many accidents were caused by traffic law violation, speeding and faulty vehicles, the National Police said in a report on August 1.

In the first six months of this year, 709 people died and 1,792 others were injured in 1,261 road accidents across the country, mostly in Phnom Penh, according to Minister of Interior Sar Kheng.

Speeding was the main cause of accidents at 34 per cent, followed by disregard for other road users’ priority, 23 per cent; carelessness, nine per cent; ignoring the right-of-way rule, 16 per cent; overtaking or making turns under dangerous conditions, eight per cent; drunk driving, three per cent; mechanical malfunction, three per cent; and falling asleep at the wheel, one per cent.

Phnom Penh recorded the most accidents at 340, followed by Kandal and Svay Rieng provinces at 86 and 77 cases respectively.

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