Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Traffic Law: New road law books issued

Traffic Law: New road law books issued

Traffic Law: New road law books issued

About 10,000 traffic law manuals were distributed to drivers in Phnom Penh municipality and Kandal province in the first half of this year as part of a push to increase awareness of road safety, according to the National Culture and Social Morality Centre, which handed out the books.

"We have published these books because traffic accidents in our country are increasing and the situation is the worst of all the Asean countries," said Po Samnang, director of the centre. "Five or six people die [in traffic accidents] every day."

Po Samnang said the center, a non-governmental body, was targeting the areas and groups it deemed to be most at risk of being involved in traffic accidents. "We are focusing on [high risk groups such as] moto-dops and taxi drivers."

Pen Khun, deputy police chief in Phnom Penh's traffic bureau, said that road deaths are on the increase in the capital. He said that 137 people were killed in Phnom Penh in the first half of 2008, compared just 122 in the last six months of 2007.

Mom kunthear

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia’s image problem

    In opening remarks at a recent event, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luy David said information can be a double-edged sword. He told a European Institute of Asian Studies (EIAS) briefing seminar that the media has unfairly presented

  • PM Hun Sen says dangers averted

    Delivering a campaign speech from his home via Facebook Live on Thursday, caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen said his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) had carried the country through danger in its latest mandate. He was specifically referring to the threat of a “colour revolution”

  • Kingdom's trade deal with EU questioned before poll

    A European Union (EU) mission met with senior government officials at the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday as the 28-member bloc monitors an agreement under which Cambodian goods reach the crucial European market tariff-free. Some 10 commissioners are in the Kingdom as part of a seven-day

  • A new carrier takes off in capital

    Cambodia Airways, the latest passenger airline to enter the Kingdom, launched its first domestic flight on Tuesday. Flight KR801, carrying 145 passengers, left the Phnom Penh International Airport at 9:50am and landed in Siem Reap at 10:35am in an Airbus A319. Cambodia Airways marketing and branding