Majority of Deaths of Traffic Incidents Are Motorbike Riders without Helmets

Majority of deaths caused by traffic accidents for the first quarter of 2018 are motorbike riders not wearing helmets.

The attention was called by Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Chairman of National Road Safety Committee, Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng when addressing the 11th National Road Safety Week organised late last week in Khan Pursenchey here in Phnom Penh.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, among the recorded 480 deaths of traffic incidents for the first three months of 2018, about 75 percent are motorbike riders and 73 percent of them did not wear helmets.

There were, he added, 480 deaths and 1,234 injuries within the mentioned period � the decrease of 2 and 16 percent respectively comparing to the same timing last year.

Despite the downturn of traffic incidents by 170 cases or 17 percent, Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng called for more attention to road safety among all stakeholders, in particular the public, and extra attention needed during the upcoming Khmer New Year Days late this week.

The Royal Government of Cambodia has issued earlier a letter to encourage passengers, including motorbike riders, to always put on helmets and seat belt properly, to avoid drink driving as well as over-speeding, to respect traffic lights and law, and beyond.

Like usual, this year's national road traffic week intends to alert the public on road safety, the violation of which continues to threaten Cambodian lives as well as family's happiness and hopes.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press