Phnom Penh: The IT team of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport has been developing a new app system to record all information related to All traffic offenses of drivers in Cambodia to deduct points on the driver's license before reaching the penalty or stop driving from 6 months to 1 year.

Mr. Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport, spoke at the opening ceremony of the meeting to review the work results for 2020 and work directions for 2021. Yesterday, the development of the new app system may be completed in June 2021. When this work is completed, it will be presented to Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the National Road Safety Committee. Reaching the official launch.

"This app will deduct points on the driver's license," he said.

Our law states that five years after the law comes into force, there will be a deduction of points for illegal drivers. For example, speeding, illegal driving, red traffic lights, drunk driving, not wearing a seat belt, etc. This place has to deduct points.

Mr. Sun Chanthol explained that the new app system will record the score itself, and when the points are deducted, which is 12 points. No longer allowed to drive.

He added that not only fines and get rid of, but also to deduct more points, not to use the driver's license can be from 6 months to 1 year according to the law.

According to Mr. Sun Chanthol, the working group of the Ministry will be completed in June and will present to Mr. Sar Kheng in July 2021 . Next, we will start to inform the people who use the public roads to know that Cambodia has the right laws, materials and the right app to start withdrawing. Score.

Mr. Sun Chanthol added that the creation of an app to deduct points for traffic offenders also makes it easier for insurance companies to sell insurance packages. In the future, there will be a transfer of information between the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the insurance company.

Mr. Kong Rattanak, an expert and consultant on road traffic issues, welcomed the modernization of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to develop the App. Recently for tracking all traffic offenses of public road users.

Kong Ratanak said: "For me to update such an App to have control over the behavior or record of driver error. That offense is a good thing because so far this year, most people have been able to use smartphones, especially referring to the authorities. The role of use is necessary.

However, Mr. Kong Rattanak stated that the accuracy of the development of this app system or the level of implementation of the authorities is one thing. Other, but what the Ministry initiated with the App is to make it easier to collect driver error records, in particular: Be able to know the level of knowledge of drivers who have taken the driving test in the past.