Lower driving age/no license required

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything Cambodia-related. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 9319
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Reputation: 1740
Location: Atlantis
Aruba

Lower driving age/no license required

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:59 am

is this fucking true?? :facepalm:
Controversial amendments to the 2016 Traffic Law passed the National Assembly with strong support yesterday, a development that one traffic expert warned may have sacrificed public safety to score political points.

The amendments passed with support of 93 out of 100 lawmakers present, including acting opposition leader Kem Sokha. The original Traffic Law was signed by King Norodom in January 2016, with Prime Minister HE almost immediately calling for an amendment eliminating the requirement for a driver’s licence for any motorbikes 125cc and under.

Yesterday that proposal officially became law, as did an amendment lowering the legal driving age from 16 to 15. Sun Chanthol, Minister of Transportation, insisted at the assembly yesterday that eliminating licences will not lead to more traffic accidents.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/n ... ign=buffer
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
User avatar
Jamie_Lambo
The Cool Boxing Guy
Posts: 13741
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:34 am
Reputation: 1936
Location: Naklua
Contact:
Great Britain

Re: Lower driving age/no license required

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:05 am

phuketrichard wrote:is this fucking true?? :facepalm:
Controversial amendments to the 2016 Traffic Law passed the National Assembly with strong support yesterday, a development that one traffic expert warned may have sacrificed public safety to score political points.

The amendments passed with support of 93 out of 100 lawmakers present, including acting opposition leader Kem Sokha. The original Traffic Law was signed by King Norodom in January 2016, with Prime Minister HE almost immediately calling for an amendment eliminating the requirement for a driver’s licence for any motorbikes 125cc and under.

Yesterday that proposal officially became law, as did an amendment lowering the legal driving age from 16 to 15. Sun Chanthol, Minister of Transportation, insisted at the assembly yesterday that eliminating licences will not lead to more traffic accidents.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/n ... ign=buffer
i dont see what difference it would make, they dont need to take a test in order to apply for the license do they? its just a money making thing, i dont see how them owning a license will make them any better/safer a driver
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
Punchy McShortstacks School of Hard Knocks :x
Raybull
Expatriate
Posts: 1199
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:54 am
Reputation: 10

Re: Lower driving age/no license required

Post by Raybull » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:31 am

Yep, and it ain't gonna change a thing. Most twelwe year olds drive better than the foreigners in SHV.
SinnSisamouth
Expatriate
Posts: 2068
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:23 am
Reputation: 8
Ireland

Re: Lower driving age/no license required

Post by SinnSisamouth » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:48 am

i bet that safety expert was some ngo arse wipe
i am on these blocked lists;
pucketrichard
hotdgr
sailorman
rozzieoz
stroppychops

:fuckyou:
User avatar
General Mackevili
The General
Posts: 16499
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 5:24 pm
Reputation: 1547
Location: The Kingdom
Contact:
United States of America

Re: Lower driving age/no license required

Post by General Mackevili » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:40 am

I see this as a positive change regarding safety.

It's not like anyone with a licence had proper training, and now there is one LESS reason for freshie boys to do dangerous maneuvers for to avoid police at road blocks.

In theory, and in the West, a licence helps prevent idiots from getting behind the wheel with no prior training on the roads, possibly harming others, but that never had that effect here, so all it did was raise money for the state and give cops more leverage when they stop you/try to stop you.

The only thing left to do now is to make sure nobody is driving around during the day with their lights ON. :stir:
"Life is too important to take seriously."

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT ME

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
Raybull
Expatriate
Posts: 1199
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:54 am
Reputation: 10

Re: Lower driving age/no license required

Post by Raybull » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:49 am

^Yes, helmets be damned! :stir:
User avatar
timmydownawell
Expatriate
Posts: 2235
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:50 pm
Reputation: 518
Location: Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Re: Lower driving age/no license required

Post by timmydownawell » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:17 pm

General Mackevili wrote:It's not like anyone with a licence had proper training
At least it's pretty much guaranteed they have been riding motos since they were babies. Monkey see monkey do... they will have picked up as kids how to ride through traffic. Nudge your way in, don't get in the way of trucks or SUVs etc...

I see kids that look 11 or 12 riding (i.e. alone) sometimes though.
Last edited by timmydownawell on Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
No matter how much it rains, the dirt never washes away.
Fourkinnel
Expatriate
Posts: 725
Joined: Sat May 30, 2015 12:39 pm
Reputation: 59
Tonga

Re: Lower driving age/no license required

Post by Fourkinnel » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:33 pm

Raised it to 18, not lowered according to this.

https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/no-l ... ly-122490/
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 9319
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Reputation: 1740
Location: Atlantis
Aruba

Re: Lower driving age/no license required

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:15 pm

?????
....A further amendment raised the minimum driving age from 16 to 18 years old, while another raised the punishment for people driving motorcycles or cars without a license or a suspended license. They will now face one to six months in prison and fines of 800,000 to 4 million riel, or about $200 to $1,000.
SO, u Do not need a license if under 125 cc BUT u will be fined if ur caught driving without a license if..... or is this ONLY for over 125 cc and cars??
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
OKW
Expatriate
Posts: 462
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:07 am
Reputation: 6
Location: worldwide
Angola

Re: Lower driving age/no license required

Post by OKW » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:34 pm

125cc and over only :thumb:
phuketrichard wrote:?????
....A further amendment raised the minimum driving age from 16 to 18 years old, while another raised the punishment for people driving motorcycles or cars without a license or a suspended license. They will now face one to six months in prison and fines of 800,000 to 4 million riel, or about $200 to $1,000.
SO, u Do not need a license if under 125 cc BUT u will be fined if ur caught driving without a license if..... or is this ONLY for over 125 cc and cars??
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], greencard0211, NitNoi, Pedroviera, SINUS and 175 guests