Concern at Cambodia’s high road death rate
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Concern is being expressed in Cambodia at its high road death rate. Official data from the National Police reveals that there were 1,717 people reported killed in crashes in Cambodia during 2016. January 2016 saw the greatest number of fatal incidents, while there were also 6,607 people seriously injured in road crashes throughout the year. Key factors in causing crashes include drink driving, speeding, breaking road traffic laws and being excessively tired while driving. The highest numbers of people being killed or seriously injured in road crashes were in major urban areas such as capital Phnom Penh as well as Kampong Cham, Kratie, Kampot, Prey Veng, Pursat, Kandal and Takeo provinces. It is worth noting however the actual fatality rate may be somewhat higher as it is known that a large number of deaths from road crashes in the country still go unreported.