Drink driving survey reveals a lot of Cambodian men drive drunk

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Drink driving survey reveals a lot of Cambodian men drive drunk

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:49 am

This study was published recently, but the survey dates back to 2010-12.

Half of Surveyed Young Cambodian Men Admit to Driving Drunk
March 17, 2017

Cambodians typically understand the risks of driving drunk, but many, especially young men, admit to doing it anyway, according to a study published in this month’s issue of the journal Public Health.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University questioned 1,187 drivers, all but 45 of them men, in 14 districts in Phnom Penh and Kandal and Kompong Speu provinces at rest stops and gas stations from 2010 to 2012.

Nearly 9 out of 10 drivers agreed that alcohol increases the risk of a crash, according to the survey by the U.S. research school’s international injury research unit.

“However, this knowledge does not necessarily translate into safe driving practices,” the study says, noting that nearly half of the 25- to 34-year-old men surveyed admitted that they had driven within two hours of drinking over the previous month.

Drunk driving is the second-highest cause of traffic accidents and related fatalities in the country, with deaths rising 42 percent from 272 in 2011 to 387 in 2015, according to data from the National Road Safety Committee.

Run Rathveasna, director of the Interior Ministry’s public order department, described the death toll as “quite high,” but said the government was conducting an anti-drunk driving campaign across television, radio and newspapers, as well as with local officials...
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Re: Drink driving survey reveals a lot of Cambodian men drive drunk

Postby hanno » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:49 am

More like 90%.
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Re: Drink driving survey reveals a lot of Cambodian men drive drunk

Postby Fourkinnel » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:19 am

More like 99%. I would bet that some can't drive a car without being drunk!
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Re: Drink driving survey reveals a lot of Cambodian men drive drunk

Postby dirtymacca » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:00 pm

I thought it was compulsory for the locals to be hammered and on the road after dark.
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Re: Drink driving survey reveals a lot of Cambodian men drive drunk

Postby hanno » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:55 pm

dirtymacca wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:00 pm
I thought it was compulsory for the locals to be hammered and on the road after dark.
It also appears to be compulsory for many foreigners, both expat and tourist.
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Re: Drink driving survey reveals a lot of Cambodian men drive drunk

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:37 pm

hanno wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:55 pm
dirtymacca wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:00 pm
I thought it was compulsory for the locals to be hammered and on the road after dark.
It also appears to be compulsory for many foreigners, both expat and tourist.
haha i was going to say its pretty much most of the population in cambodia lol
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