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52 die in traffic accidents over Khmer New Year

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A typical case of traffic law disobedience in Phnom Penh. KT/Fabien Mouret

The updated National Police states that from April 13 to 16 they tallied 109 traffic accidents nationwide, with 52 fatalities and 183 injured persons. The major causes of which were speeding, non-observance of traffic laws, hazardous overtaking, drunk driving, and vehicle malfunctions.

Many people are already returning to their homes and workplaces, while others are still at their villages or at resorts and will return later; this will influence the upcoming traffic figures.

Well aware of the situation, the Prime Minister today (Wednesday, April17) used Facebook to once again to appeal on all citizens to drive carefully and obey traffic laws.

“Today, traffic may be congested. People, please drive very carefully. Avoid overtaking and speeding, both can cause an accident. Please drive defensively and with respect for each other.”

At the same time, the PM instructed authorities and police to manage road safety and traffic so people may travel without worry.

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