May 2020 Traffic Laws See Fewer Accidents Than 2019

Phnom Penh: Over the past 29 days, May 1 to May 29, 2020, over 42,000 vehicle drivers have been fined for breaking traffic laws. The same period has seen accidents that have left at least 108 dead and more than 300 injured.
The spokesman of the National Police Commissariat, Brigadier General Chhay Kim Khon, told Rasmei Kampuchea on the evening of May 29. a total of 42,376 inspections and fines given by police included 30,920 motorcycles and 11,456 vehicles (9,777 cars, 1,679 other vehicles).

For most vehicles, speeding, violation of driver’s licenses, over-the-road belts, no license plates, and phone calls while driving were the reasons for fines.

Compared with the same period in 2019, accidents decreased by 112, down 38%, there were 34 fewer deaths, down by 26%. The number of injuries dropped by 165, a 31% drop.

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