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More than 1,300 people die in traffic accidents during nine months

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A total of 1,313 people died in traffic accidents and 3,427 people were injured nationwide during nine months this year, according to a report.

According to the report of National Police’s Traffic Police and Public Order department, most of the accidents were caused by motorbikes whose motorcyclists did not wear helmets and 2,411 motorbikes were destroyed in the crashes.

The number of deaths and injuries increased by almost three times if compared to the same period last year, which 426 people died and 1,216 people were injured during the nine months in 2017.

Most of traffic accidents occurred in Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom and Kampot provinces, it said.

It said that the accidents were caused by speeding, disrespecting of each other, drunk driving and driving while sleepy.

Ear Chariya, director of the Institute for Road Safety, said that about 30 percent of Cambodian people across the country understood the traffic law.

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