Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered traffic police to take stronger action against motorcyclists who do not wear helmets, including stopping them and not allowing them to continue their journey unless they get one.
Speaking at the inauguration of a pagoda in Prey Veng province’s Prey Veng city on Saturday, Mr Kheng noted that the number of traffic accident fatalities during the first six month of the year rose by nearly 100 people compared with the same period last year.
“Both injuries and deaths have increased. What is the reason for this? I can say that the reason is because they do not respect the traffic law while driving,” he said.
Mr Kheng noted that one of the main causes for traffic accidents is because people do keep to the speed limit of 60 kilometres per hour.
He also said that 80 percent of motorcyclists who died in road accidents were those who did not not wear helmets.
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