NGOs call for road safety to be included in national examination

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NGOs call for road safety to be included in national examination

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:50 pm

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The Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) and the Coalition for Road Safety have called for road safety to be taught in schools. Heng Chivoan

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31 October 2019


The NGOs said the number of deaths from traffic accidents each year was at least 30 times more than the number of deaths attributed to fevers, malaria and landmines,

In their letter, the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP Foundation) and Coalition for Road Safety said: “We would like to request that His Excellency [Naron] urge leaders of institutions operating across the nation under the [ministry’s umbrella] raise awareness of road safety among students, teachers, parents and guardians when students return to school this year in order to better inform them so that they can help reduce traffic accidents.”

The National Police’s report said 988 traffic accidents had occurred in the third quarter of this year, killing 488 and leaving 1,494 injured.The accidents increased by 238 cases compared to the same period last year, while the number of deaths had increased by 105. The number of injuries rose by 446 compared to last year.The report said the majority of traffic accidents in the third quarter occurred in Phnom Penh, causing 83 deaths, followed by Kandal province (45), Kampong Speu (41), and Preah Sihanouk (37).

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Re: NGOs call for road safety to be included in national examination

Post by John Bingham » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:21 pm

One problem I can see with this is that many do actually know the rules, but they choose to ignore them when it suits them.
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Re: NGOs call for road safety to be included in national examination

Post by Duncan » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:38 pm

John Bingham wrote:
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One problem I can see with this is that many do actually know the rules, but they choose to ignore them when it suits them.
I'll agree with that, just count the number of motos that don't wear a helmet at night time.
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Re: NGOs call for road safety to be included in national examination

Post by DaveG » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:43 pm

Infrastructure is just not there, not many bother with a licence so it's difficult to ban someone from driving if they shouldn't be on the road in the first place, vehicle registration not kept up to date so difficult to even know what belongs to who. now don't get me wrong, I wouldn't like to see a ANPR on every street corner, or average speed cameras on all main roads but I think they have a way to go yet, stopping at red lights would be a start :roll:

PS Some tend to stop at red lights if attempting to go straight or left, does anyone know if the lights don't count if turning right, nobody seems to stop if they are turning right no matter what colour the lights are on.
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Stopping at lights ? Your kidding. As an example , stand on the corner of Riverside and Street 110 and try to cross when you have the green ''cross' light. I have never ever seen a cop on that corner so they are missing out on a lot of $$. There are several CCTV cameras there linked to the main traffic control center so they definitely know whats happening there. When I cross I hold my phone up as if I am recording a video and sometimes they stop but mostly they don't and tuk-tuks are the worst , they never stop.
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Re: NGOs call for road safety to be included in national examination

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John Bingham wrote:
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... many do actually know the rules, but they choose to ignore them when it suits them.
Somewhat similar to those who are supposed to enforce the rules.
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Post by DaveG » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:20 pm

And don't get me started on those that just leave their indicator lights flashing, that really pisses me off, I ain't got a clue which way they intend to turn, indicator flashing left so I go up the inside and then they turn f**king right and cut me up, Ffs, isn't there any type of law here re "due care and attention". :?
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Re: NGOs call for road safety to be included in national examination

Post by Mishmash » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:56 pm

DaveG wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Infrastructure is just not there, not many bother with a licence so it's difficult to ban someone from driving if they shouldn't be on the road in the first place, vehicle registration not kept up to date so difficult to even know what belongs to who. now don't get me wrong, I wouldn't like to see a ANPR on every street corner, or average speed cameras on all main roads but I think they have a way to go yet, stopping at red lights would be a start :roll:

PS Some tend to stop at red lights if attempting to go straight or left, does anyone know if the lights don't count if turning right, nobody seems to stop if they are turning right no matter what colour the lights are on.
Depends - You are permitted at some but not others - but it's a grey area. The lights will show a turn right symbol and not just the plain green. However, it's wise to edge out and see if there is a police ambush. The lights at 2004 and 271 is permitted. The cops are always there but never stop anyone for that. No helmet, no mirrors or straight through red lights on 271 - yep.
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Re: NGOs call for road safety to be included in national examination

Post by Mishmash » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:03 pm

DaveG wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:20 pm
And don't get me started on those that just leave their indicator lights flashing, that really pisses me off, I ain't got a clue which way they intend to turn, indicator flashing left so I go up the inside and then they turn f**king right and cut me up, Ffs, isn't there any type of law here re "due care and attention". :?
Or roaring past and then braking harshly for no reason directly in front of you so you have to brake as well.

Or the inevitable tuk-tuk race with five abreast over three lanes.

Or the SUV's driven like a bus turning right from the left lane or left from the right lane.

Or the ones who can't decide a lane and think the white line is for the center of their vehicle.

Or the cutie pies with no helmets all over the road while on the phone to their loved one and sorting out the tangles in their free flying hair.

At least now no one can be caught speeding as traffic is averaging 5km/h with 1km queues at the lights.

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Re: NGOs call for road safety to be included in national examination

Post by John Bingham » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:34 pm

Duncan wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Stopping at lights ? Your kidding. As an example , stand on the corner of Riverside and Street 110 and try to cross when you have the green ''cross' light. I have never ever seen a cop on that corner so they are missing out on a lot of $$. There are several CCTV cameras there linked to the main traffic control center so they definitely know whats happening there. When I cross I hold my phone up as if I am recording a video and sometimes they stop but mostly they don't and tuk-tuks are the worst , they never stop.
It's a very insignificant junction. If you look at the junction of 110/ Russian Federation and Monivong, for example, there are always traffic police there. In my experience most do obey traffic lights to some extent, but if the opportunity arises and there is a gap they will take it.
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