Photograph: Pha Lina / Phnom Penh Post The National Road Safety Committee has declared 2020 as the year of the enforcement of the Road Traffic Law as Minister of the Ministry of Transport. Interior Minister urged traffic police officers to apply the law equally and without exception to reduce the dead and victims. Injury by Accidents. The announcement came after Sar Kheng said that traffic accidents in 2019 increased dramatically in both deaths and property damage. Public Private Property Compared to 2018.

"In fact, the death toll rose by 220% to 12% and 1,371 injured by 29%," the statement states. . This is because of three major factors: 37% of vehicle growth, infrastructure that is out of balance with vehicle growth and behavioral factors "Of course, road users are not compliant and traffic laws are not strictly enforced."

To reduce traffic accidents to the maximum in 2020, Sar Kheng said in a statement: And schools must increase their awareness of traffic law for officials, staff and students to adhere to the rules Land traffic rules.

He added that all drivers must adhere to the ten basic tenets of driving, such as driving, wearing a helmet, wearing a seatbelt. The right vehicle must be properly monitored, the vehicle must be careful not to exceed the speed limit, do not drive under the influence of alcohol Driving under the influence of drugs and not driving in drowsiness.

The National Road Safety Committee would like to announce 2020 as the year of the enforcement of traffic law. Road. The General Secretariat of the Subcommittee on Road Safety and the Law Enforcement Subcommittee shall take full responsibility to restrict enforcement. Equally, without exception, transparency and ethical ethics aim to drive road users to adherence to the law. ”

The Post could not be reached for comment by Him Yan, secretary-general of the National Road Safety Committee and Phnom Penh police chief Seth. Yesterday, because his phone was unavailable.

According to the 2019 Annual Report, there were 4121 fatal road accidents, resulting in 1981 deaths and 6,141 injuries. On average, 5.4 deaths were reported in Phnom Penh, Preah Sihanouk and Kandal provinces each day.

Kong Ratanak, director of the Road Traffic Safety Institute, said Sar Kheng's announcement to tighten the law to reduce traffic accidents will The result could not be achieved if the announcement was ignored by traffic police.

"What we see is a positive sign initiative, but it has to work hard." Real action and I don't want to see just the announcement. I would like to see concrete action: citizen education, citizen participation, respect for traffic law, and we also want to see transparency of law enforcement officials. The law for all citizens. So We are waiting to see how long it will take. ”

According to the police report, the two days of the Chinese-Vietnamese New Year are January 24 to 25 At least 35 people were killed and 39 others injured in traffic accidents across the country.