Too many accidents - bus/minivan companies must register drivers

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Too many accidents - bus/minivan companies must register drivers

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Police Ask Companies to Register Drivers as Road Deaths Rise
August 24, 2017
- Following an increase in deaths caused by company drivers overtaking, speeding, drifting off to sleep or driving drunk, the National Police has called for the cooperation of nearly 40 businesses in keeping better records of their employees, according to an official.

On Wednesday morning at its Phnom Penh headquarters, the National Police held a meeting with private passenger car firms and delivery companies to tackle the problem, Run Rathveasna, director of the traffic police and public order department, said.
“Now, we want all of the companies to send us the identities of their company’s drivers to keep a record in our system,” he said. “It will be helpful if they escape the scene of accidents or commit an offense.”

Companies will be expected to log which of their drivers are using company vehicles before each trip so police can use their records in an investigation, he said. In the past, companies have also used word of mouth to recruit drivers without carrying out thorough background checks or ensuring they have drivers’ licenses, increasing the likelihood of accidents, he added.

A National Police report released on Wednesday claimed there were 38 more deaths caused by professional drivers of vans, buses and delivery trucks in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year, but did not give the actual numbers for each period...
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What is this drivers licence nonsense?
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“It will be helpful if they escape the scene of accidents or commit an offense.”

Obviously this will save the authorities a lot of hassle as the drivers are asked to do a runner straight after the accident. Is this compulsory now?
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dirtymacca wrote: Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:01 pm “It will be helpful if they escape the scene of accidents or commit an offense.”

Obviously this will save the authorities a lot of hassle as the drivers are asked to do a runner straight after the accident. Is this compulsory now?
Always leave the scene of a crime, gives you deniability and time to create an alibi. It's compulsory criminal behaviour not accident behaviour. I guess once they crash they are treated as criminals.
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I did notice on a recent trip over to Thailand the bus and mini bus drivers had to show paperwork, and were breathalysed at bus stations before and leaving their destinations.
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Thankyou for the update Andy.

Do you think they also breathalyse the Foreign (all) pilots flying in and out of Cambodia?
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