Kandal swaps fines for helmets.

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Kandal swaps fines for helmets.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:57 am

Hats off to Kandal police. :hattip:
Kandal swaps fines for helmets
Fri, 27 January 2017
Niem Chheng

An initiative started recently by police in Kandal province, where drivers caught without a helmet or rearview mirror are made to buy the item from officers rather than pay a fine, may be expanded across the country, a senior Interior Ministry official said yesterday.

Last Friday, police in Koh Thom district began switching fines for safety gear, according to chief Thoeun Bunthan, who said 70 helmets were sold the first day, with a marked drop in offences the next.

Reached yesterday, the National Police’s chief of public order and land traffic Run Rath Veasna said trialling the alternative approach for three months would soon be discussed with the Interior Ministry’s leadership.

“If we fine 15,000 riel, it is the same price for a helmet, so we think it would be good to stop fining for three months, but instead let them pay the price for helmet,” he said, adding that he’d like to see it implemented across the country.

Maintaining that no profit was made from the helmets, which were sold at market price, Bunthan said his team had seen an opportunity to help.

“If we fine, we get money but people have nothing, so we talked with our team and saw that it would be good to give helmets or mirrors and let them pay.”
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Re: Kandal swaps fines for helmets.

Post by phrammoianchor » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:10 am

Forward thinking in the KOW, What a time to be alive.
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Re: Kandal swaps fines for helmets.

Post by newkidontheblock » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:17 am

This is in Kandal, not Battambang, Sihanoukville, Kampot, or Phnom Penh? Really impressed with such forward thinking from the boys in blue!
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Re: Kandal swaps fines for helmets.

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:51 am

GREAT IDEA :thumb: :thumb:
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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