Road Accidents Drop Jan-Sep 2020

Phnom Penh: A report from the National Police said that for the first 9 months of this year, the traffic accident rate in Cambodia has decreased by 729 cases, equivalent to around 23 percent, compared to the same period last year.

Deputy National Police Chief Chhay Kim Khoeun said that so far this year there have been 2,430 traffic accidents recorded compared to 3,159 cases in the same period in 2019 – this is still equivalent to 9 a day.

There were 264 fewer road accident deaths (1,257), a 17.35% drop compared to the first nine months of last year (1,521)- 4.6 per day.

The number of injured decreased by 1,058- 3,363 out of 4,721, equal to 22.4% – 12.3 a day.

Factors involved in the reduction come from effective traffic law enforcement and more substantial awareness and education of our citizens, the report claims. RASMEI

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