Road accidents kill nearly 20 people over 2 days of Pchum Ben

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Road accidents kill nearly 20 people over 2 days of Pchum Ben

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A traffic accident during Pchum Ben Pchum festival this year. Fresh News

Ben Sokhean
29th September 2019


Nearly 20 people were killed and nearly 60 other people injured in traffic accidents over the past two days of the Pchum Ben festival.

According to a National Police report today, from September 27 to 28, there were 37 traffic accidents reported by police across the Kingdom, resulting in 17 deaths and 59 injuries, 41 of them serious.

“The cases of 38 accidents caused 46 motorbikes and 18 other cars destroyed,” the traffic police report said. “The accidents were caused by speeding, drunken driving, dangerously overtaking vehicles and lack of cooperation,

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Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote: Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:05 pm“The accidents were caused by speeding, drunken driving, dangerously overtaking vehicles and lack of cooperation
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10 people die every 2 days without a holiday so not to bad i guess.
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110 Dead and 274 Injured during Pchum Ben Days
01/10/19 02:55
Phnom Penh (FN), Sept. 30 – At least 110 people deceased and 274 others injured by road accidents during the 15 days of Pchum Ben, counting from 14-29 September 2019, according to the National Police Commissariat’s report dated Monday.

The same report indicated that the major causes of accidents are speeding and drunk driving.
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Also from Fresh News today, 1/10/2019:
1.4M Tourists Travel across Cambodia during Pchum Ben: Tourism Report
01/10/19 02:55
Phnom Penh (FN), Sept. 30 – During the thee-day holiday of Pchum Ben, about 1.4 million local and international tourists travelled across Cambodia, according to Tourism Minister Thong Khon on Monday.

“A total of 1,437,988 tourists travelled across the Kingdom during the three-day holiday of Pchum Ben from 27-29 September, an increase of 37 percent compared to same period last year. Among those, 1.3 million was domestic tourists, increased by 35 percent, while foreign tourists was 76,748, increased by 98 percent,” said Minister Thong Khon.
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CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:59 am “A total of 1,437,988 tourists travelled across the Kingdom during the three-day holiday of Pchum Ben from 27-29 September, an increase of 37 percent compared to same period last year. Among those, 1.3 million was domestic tourists, increased by 35 percent, while foreign tourists was 76,748, increased by 98 percent,” said Minister Thong Khon.
Finally there's a competent department, coming up with correct and exact numbers within 48 hours of the event. Finally a department not satisfied with the number 'about 1.4 million people', no, the EXACT amount of people. Respect!

Although I can't rule out the fact they missed one or two people in the Siem Reap road rage. :stir:
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It's amazing how despite the continual education about helmets saving lives you see loads driving no helmets while chatting on their phones.

Foreigners are no exception either..

I see young girls driving fast - no helmets - on their 'zoomer' bikes, overtaking me and then cutting in and braking no warning and for no reason except to be 30cm in front.

They don't want to spoil their 'hair' apparently.

When they stop their sheer arrogance and lack of respect for the laws of nature and scientific proof we may see an improvement.

But what can you expect from a people who think small people live in spirit houses outside their house and hanging up rags on fences will stop dengue in the village.

And of course - the monk blessed motos resplendent with red ribbon and ribbon on their wrists are sure to stop any accident.
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Mishmash wrote: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 pm When they stop their sheer arrogance and lack of respect for the laws of nature and scientific proof we may see an improvement.
Another problem is that the law isn't fully enforced. As you know, you can drive through a red light where there'll be a few cops sat on the corner and they won't even get on their bike to chase you down to give you a fine or whatever for blazing through a red light with no helmet etc. With no real repercussions, no one gives a fuck. That's why all these shitcunts will drive down the wrong side of the road when there's a traffic jam, blocking up everything even more, because the cops won't hand out fines to them for driving like fuckwits.
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Captain Bonez wrote: Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Mishmash wrote: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:59 pm When they stop their sheer arrogance and lack of respect for the laws of nature and scientific proof we may see an improvement.
Another problem is that the law isn't fully enforced. As you know, you can drive through a red light where there'll be a few cops sat on the corner and they won't even get on their bike to chase you down to give you a fine or whatever for blazing through a red light with no helmet etc. With no real repercussions, no one gives a fuck. That's why all these shitcunts will drive down the wrong side of the road when there's a traffic jam, blocking up everything even more, because the cops won't hand out fines to them for driving like fuckwits.
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How to avoid the roads...

More than 4,000 people took a free train on Pchum Ben Day
Released on October 2, 2019

(Phnom Penh): 4,294 people boarded a free train during Pchum Ben Festival from September 25-30, 2019. According to a report from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport on October 2.

During Pchum Ben, the Ministry of Public Works allowed people to travel by train to their hometown for free from 25-30 September 2019. There are three train lines: 1 Phnom Penh to Pursat - Pursat to Phnom Penh and 2 Poipet to Pursat - Pursat to Poipet and 3 Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville - Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh.
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