Accidents and Deaths Rise in First Quarter of 2019

Traffic accidents in the first quarter of 2019 caused 513 deaths and 1592 injuries, according to the National Traffic Police.

On the afternoon of April 25, 2019, at the National Police Commissariat, held a meeting to review the work of the National Police under the presidency of Mr. Kim Sopanhat, Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice, Vice-President of Second Subcommittee, and Gen. Hue. Mayan, Deputy Chief of Police of the National Police and Vice-Permanent Vice Chairman.

According to the report of the first 3 months of of 2019 (January 1-March 31), there were 1076 traffic accidents causing 513 deaths and 1592 injuries. There were 91 deaths in Phnom Penh, 39 in Kompong Speu and 39 in Preah Sihanouk province.

The average number of victims per day is 6 deaths and 18 injuries. Speeding was a factor in 41 percent of cases, lack of respect 19 percent, right of way 13 percent, turning 9, drunk 4 percent, 3 percent faulty vehicles and 2 percent sleepy drivers.

Compared with the first quarter of 2018, the number of accidents increased by 257 (1076 out of 819), a rise of 31%, 33 deaths (513 on 480), 7% and 358 injuries (1592 on 1234), equivalent to 29%.

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