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KNY traffic report

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One of the many traffic accidents with personal injuries (location undisclosed) during Khmer New Year.  Fresh News

The National Police’s Traffic Police and Public Order Department reported today (April 16) that 82 traffic accidents occurred in the Kingdom from April 13 to 15. This is the time when many people leave the cities and travel to their families in the provinces.

The death toll was 44, and 132 persons suffered injuries, 100 of them sustained serious injuries.

The report cites the primary causes of the accidents as:  “Speeding, drunk driving, dangerous overtaking, falling asleep at the wheel, and vehicle malfunctions.”

The most accidents happened in Phnom Penh, Kompong Speu, Kandal and Pursat provinces.

Although the accident figures are still high, they are a bit lower than those for 2017.

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