Cambodia Obtains International Road Safety Award from UK

Cambodia is among the four winners of the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards for her success in reducing the number of casualties due to traffic accidents.

A Cambodian delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, also Chairman of National Road Safety Committee, left here on Dec. 11 for the UK to get the award.

The other three countries that win the awards are Belize, the United Kingdom and Singapore.

According to a report of the Department of Traffic Police and Public Order of the General Commissariat of National Police, from November 2015 to November 2016, a total of 4,029 cases of traffic accidents were recorded, down 12 percent year-on-year.

The number of road fatalities during this period was 1,926, down 15 percent from 2,265 the previous year, while the number of the injured also decreased from 7,510 to 6,967 or about 7 percent, showed the report.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press