Traffic Fines to Increase by 300-400% Says Minister

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Traffic Fines to Increase by 300-400% Says Minister

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Traffic fines to rise in bid to improve safety
Long Kimmarita | Publication date 03 March 2020 | 23:42 ICT

Minister of Interior and National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) chairman Sar Kheng on Monday led a meeting to pass sub-decrees on road traffic violations which will be temporarily put in place while the current road traffic law is amended.

Sar Kheng’s Facebook post said the meeting was attended by around 70 officials, including from his and other relevant ministries, legal counsels of the Council of Ministers Office, members of the National Road Safety Committee, the National Police Commissariat and Phnom Penh Police Commissariat.

Ministry of Public Works and Transport spokesman and member of the NRSC Pal Chandara told The Post that the sub-decrees will see fines increase three to four times the current amount.

“In the event of a draft sub-decree coming into force, the fines in the previous law of 15,000 riel ($3.75) for not wearing a helmet would be upped to 50,000 riel, and fines of up to 20,000 riel will be raised to 60,000 riel,” he said.

Chandara also told The Post that the draft sub-decree on penalties was almost 100 per cent approved at the meeting.

“Pending minor amendments, it will be officially announced and provisionally put into use instead of the road traffic law,” he said.

The sub-decree, Chandara said, will prescribe penalties of three or four times higher than previous fines, and that he expects the higher fines to result in people obeying the law. This, in turn, will reduce accidents and save lives.

“Higher fines will compel our citizens to comply with the law. They should not fear the police but the law. It’s not about the fines, but saving lives,” he said.
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It sounds good, but let's wait and see how it is implemented. Every junction I go through I see at least one person wobbling through the jam talking with their phone perpendicular to their face or even typing. It's fucking ridiculous, I'm surprised I don't see more accidents.
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John Bingham wrote:It sounds good, but let's wait and see how it is implemented. Every junction I go through I see at least one person wobbling through the jam talking with their phone perpendicular to their face or even typing. It's fucking ridiculous, I'm surprised I don't see more accidents.
Yeah the fines for a select few relatively minor misdemeanors are a nonsense.
When tailgating, speeding, drunk driving and generally crap driving are frequently ignored.
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March 19, 2020
Heftier fines for traffic offenders approved
The government on Tuesday issued a new sub-decree which increases fines for traffic violators to reduce road traffic casualties.

The sub-decree, signed by Prime Minister HE and Interior Minister Sar Kheng, saw the amendment of 10 of its articles to increase the severity of punishment for insubordinate motorists.

Fines for riders who commit infractions such as driving without a helmet, speeding and disobeying traffic signs will increase from $3.75 to between $15 and $25.

Riders whose motorbikes are in poor condition will be fined up to $37.50, according to the new sub-decree.

Meanwhile, car and heavy truck drivers committing such offences will face fines ranging from $18.75 to $75 and $37.50 to 156.25, respectively.

The sub-decree also increases penalties for those driving under the influence of alcohol.

Motorcyclists, cars and heavy truck drivers registering an alcohol level ranging from 0.25 to 0.39 will be mandated to pay $62.50, $100 and $200, respectively. Motorists whose alcohol levels range from 0.40 to 0.80 will have to pay from $250 to $1,000.

Fines for motorists driving cars and heavy truck without licences, revoked licences and number plates are set at $300 and $600, respectively.

The window of payment for the fines will also be reduced from 30 to 15 days. Payments made after the deadline will be increased.

Traffic police officers are authorised to file a complaint to the court should traffic offenders fail to pay their fines within 60 days, previously 90 days.

In addition, all vehicle shop owners, under the new sub-decree, will be required to register the vehicles with their corresponding number plates before selling them to customers.

Colonel They Visal, head of the National Police’s traffic police and public order office, said yesterday drivers are encouraged to file a complaint against traffic police officers if they are wrongly accused within 15 days of the issuance of tickets.
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CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:54 amRiders whose motorbikes are in poor condition will be fined up to $37.50, according to the new sub-decree.
logic the bike is screwed because theyre broke

making them more broke wont fix it

define 'poor condition'

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That's not true. Plenty of people don't change their burnt out lightbulbs and neglect basic things like brake pads. They're $5 fixes, so if you can afford a $300+ bike, you can afford to maintain it. If not, stick to a bicycle.
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Driving around with your Q7 with no plates is still okay, that's the good news.
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fazur wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:20 pm
CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:54 amRiders whose motorbikes are in poor condition will be fined up to $37.50, according to the new sub-decree.
logic the bike is screwed because theyre broke

making them more broke wont fix it

define 'poor condition'

kny beer funding exercise
Beeing poor is not a excuse to drive around in a veichle that put other peoples life in danger.

If you cant afford to fix it, dont drive it.

They sure got money for beer and cigarettes every 2nd day or so. Dont make excuses for them. Its not expensive to repair a bike or change a lightbulb.
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Albror wrote: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:59 pm
Beeing poor is not a excuse to drive around in a veichle that put other peoples life in danger.

If you cant afford to fix it, dont drive it.

They sure got money for beer and cigarettes every 2nd day or so. Dont make excuses for them. Its not expensive to repair a bike or change a lightbulb.
i think you have no idea about the level of poverty some people in cambodia live in

$2/day. i suggest you trie living on that an dlet's look at your bike after 3 months

not making excuses just pointing out reality
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