Speed Cameras to Reduce Cambodia's Death Toll on the Roads

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Speed Cameras to Reduce Cambodia's Death Toll on the Roads

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:31 pm

Speed cameras to be set up on four national roads
Khouth Sophak Chakrya | Publication date 19 July 2019 | 09:59 ICT
Speed cameras will be installed on four national roads and other main thoroughfares in a move to reduce the appalling death toll on the Kingdom’s roads.

Minister of Public Work and Transport Sun Chanthol on Tuesday said the ministry will mount cameras on National Roads 3, 31, 33 and 41, and along other important routes. Drivers caught speeding will be fined.

“Speed cameras will help reduce traffic accidents on our roads which are caused by excessive speeding. Police officers will fine offenders at their home if they are caught breaking the speed limit,” Chanthol said, without specifying the exact number of locations where the devices will be installed.

He stressed that most cases of road crashes were attributed to the drivers’ lack of respect for traffic regulations.

“Traffic accidents kill at least six people every day and cause material losses worth more than $400 million each year. Therefore, brothers and sisters, please do not disregard the traffic laws and always check your vehicle’s roadworthiness in terms of tyres, brakes, steering wheels and other parts,” Chanthol said.

He made the remark after presiding over the signing of a road safety initiative with two private companies.
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Re: Speed Cameras to Reduce Cambodia's Death Toll on the Roads

Post by Duncan » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:56 pm

The CCTV cameras that are above the street traffic lights on riverside either don't work or no one gives a shit., cause every one drives through the red lights.
Can't see speed cameras making much difference in Cambodia.
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Re: Speed Cameras to Reduce Cambodia's Death Toll on the Roads

Post by newkidontheblock » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:29 pm

Western speed cameras ticketing system only work because the evidence and the bill is sent to the owner’s house via mail. Generally a clear picture of the vehicle, driver, and license place so there is no mistake. Some countries fine points to the license.

There is no daily mail service in the Kingdom. So how is enforcement going to work?

The cops go to the offenders home directly and try to confiscate the vehicle?

Or will it be like the towing crew working out Riverside? Slowly crawling on Sisowath loudly announcing towing, and not towing a thing?

All bark and no bite.
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Re: Speed Cameras to Reduce Cambodia's Death Toll on the Roads

Post by xandreu » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:58 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Western speed cameras ticketing system only work because the evidence and the bill is sent to the owner’s house via mail. Generally a clear picture of the vehicle, driver, and license place so there is no mistake. Some countries fine points to the license.

There is no daily mail service in the Kingdom. So how is enforcement going to work?

The cops go to the offenders home directly and try to confiscate the vehicle?

Or will it be like the towing crew working out Riverside? Slowly crawling on Sisowath loudly announcing towing, and not towing a thing?

All bark and no bite.
Couldn't agree more. The fact that there is no officially recognised system of knowing who lives where and therefore, which vehicle is registered where, coupled with no national mail system, at least not as we know it in the west (here, if you have post, you go to the post office to pick it up up yourself - assuming that the sender has included your phone number on the package and someone from the post office can be bothered to call you to let you know you have something to collect) - speed camera fines could and would never ever work.

There are a lot of hoops the government has to not only jump through, but connect one end to the other, in order for this to ever work here.
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Re: Speed Cameras to Reduce Cambodia's Death Toll on the Roads

Post by Equinix » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:13 pm

xandreu wrote:
newkidontheblock wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Western speed cameras ticketing system only work because the evidence and the bill is sent to the owner’s house via mail. Generally a clear picture of the vehicle, driver, and license place so there is no mistake. Some countries fine points to the license.

There is no daily mail service in the Kingdom. So how is enforcement going to work?

The cops go to the offenders home directly and try to confiscate the vehicle?

Or will it be like the towing crew working out Riverside? Slowly crawling on Sisowath loudly announcing towing, and not towing a thing?

All bark and no bite.
Couldn't agree more. The fact that there is no officially recognised system of knowing who lives where and therefore, which vehicle is registered where, coupled with no national mail system, at least not as we know it in the west (here, if you have post, you go to the post office to pick it up up yourself - assuming that the sender has included your phone number on the package and someone from the post office can be bothered to call you to let you know you have something to collect) - speed camera fines could and would never ever work.

There are a lot of hoops the government has to not only jump through, but connect one end to the other, in order for this to ever work here.
In the last 9 months all my packages (eBay) have been delivered to my front door. They charge 2500r or something (the same price it used to be when you picked up at the post office...

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Re: Speed Cameras to Reduce Cambodia's Death Toll on the Roads

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:00 am

Yeah, if the vehicles even have license plates...
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