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Traffic deaths down in July, say National Police

Traffic deaths down in July, say National Police

Last month saw 122 people die in the Kingdom from a total of 226 traffic accidents. It also left 347 people injured – 213 seriously – a National Police report said. Its data showed that there were 17 fewer incidents last month compared to June – a 17 per cent decrease.

The death toll similarly decreased by eight per cent.

However, traffic fatalities are still a major concern in Cambodia. The Ministry of Interior’s department of traffic and order director Run Roth Veasna said traffic accidents were hard to predict. “We want everyone to be careful and follow the traffic laws.

But there are some accidents caused by the consumption of alcohol and drugs and [people] don’t respect one another’s rights in terms of traffic rules,” he said.

He said if people want the numbers of traffic accidents to drop, they must take part in respecting traffic rules.

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