New Traffic Law responsible for drop in accidents and road deaths.

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New Traffic Law responsible for drop in accidents and road deaths.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:36 am

Officials say that the decline in numbers of accidents and road deaths this year can be attributed to the success of the new Traffic Law.
Since the new Traffic Law was adopted earlier this year, the number of accidents, deaths and injuries has declined over a one-year period ending November 10.

According to figures released last week by the National Police’s traffic police and public order department, there were 4,029 traffic accidents over the past 12 months, a decline of 12 percent compared with the same period last year.

The report added that 1,926 people had been killed, a 15 percent decrease over the previous year when 2,265 lost their lives. The number of injuries declined by seven percent with 6,967 injuries reported compared with 7,510 last year.

The department of traffic police and public order said there were 492 accidents in Phnom Penh and 311 in Preah Sihanouk province. Kampot, Takeo, Battambang and Pursat provinces saw between 220 and 250 accidents each.
Ear Chariya, director of the Institute for Road Safety, told Khmer Times yesterday that the decreased figures reflect positive implementation of the new Traffic Law.
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Re: New Traffic Law responsible for drop in accidents and road deaths.

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:44 pm

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Re: New Traffic Law responsible for drop in accidents and road deaths.

Post by Duncan » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:28 am

I'm still amazed at how many people are driving moto's with no crash helmet. Maybe it's time to increase the fine for not wearing one or impound the moto for 24 hours.
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Re: New Traffic Law responsible for drop in accidents and road deaths.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:22 am

Contrary to the above article where officials are vaunting the success of the new Traffic Law, a survey has just been published showing that a lot of Cambodians still don't understand the law, and some didn't even know about it.

Survey highlights Traffic Law problems.
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Half the country’s drivers have little understanding of the Traffic Law introduced this year to tackle the high road toll, a survey shows.

The law was aimed at cutting road accidents in a country in which six people are killed and 16 seriously injured every day.

Most of the victims are young breadwinners earning money for their families.

Researchers spoke to 1,410 people in seven provinces and respondents were drawn from local people and local authorities.

Consultant Yim Kimchhean said 50 percent of respondents had only a slight understanding of the new laws.

This was after the government sent out information about the law and started enforcing it when it came into force at the beginning of the year.

Dr. Kimchhean said: “Only 39.1 percent said that they understood the law, 51.8 percent have a slight understanding and about 10 percent said they never knew about this law.”

But he said the survey showed that 51 percent of respondents said the Traffic Law is important in making traveling better and cutting accidents.

Thirteen percent believe the new law is not important, while 36 percent said they did not know.

He said also that 69.1 percent believe that the new law is legal, but 22 percent think it is unconstitutional, especially traffic police officials who dispute the law which changes the way fines are collected.

The report was commissioned by the Promoting Road Traffic Law Enforcement Through Stakeholder Engagement and Support project.

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Post by Barang_doa_slae » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:46 pm

The drop is way too small to avoid a raise to a new record of fatalities next year or the one after due to the sheer number of new vehicles plying the roads.
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