Cambodia sees road safety gain

Cambodia has seen a major road safety gain.
Highway & Network Management / October 19, 2020 25 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Cambodia has seen road safety improve in 2020 – image courtesy of © Mykhailo Polenok, Dreamstime.com
Road safety in Cambodia has improved in 2020 compared with 2019. The latest official data reveals a 23.07% drop in crashes between January 2020 and September 2020 when compared with the figures for this period in 2019.

During the January-September 2020 time frame there were 2,430 road crashes recorded. During this time period there were 1,257 road fatalities, a drop of 17.35% from the same period in 2019. And there were 3,663 people seriously injured in crashes during this period, a drop of 22.41% from the same period in 2019.

Much of this drop in crashes and casualties can be attributed to the lockdown during the pandemic, which has reduced traffic volumes.