Cambodian Leader Urges for Attention to Traffic Accident as to COVID-19
AKP Phnom Penh, March 11, 2020 —
The Head of the Royal Government has called on the public to obey the traffic laws the same as they are paying attention to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen made the appeal through a message posted on his official Facebook page today.
“How are you, dear compatriots? I do appreciate that all of you are taking care of your own health and personal hygiene, which especially can prevent COVID-19 and other transmitted diseases,” he wrote in his message.
“But at the same time, please strictly obey the traffic laws – always wear helmet and fasten seat belt. Road accidents are killing more people everyday than infectious diseases. Wish you all good health and safe travel to near and far places across the country. Thanks, peace!” the Premier added.
Samdech Techo Hun Sen also raised this issue to the public in his speech at the graduation ceremony of Vanda Institute yesterday.
If the Cambodian people fear the traffic accidents the same as they fear COVID-19, thousands of lives could be saved, he underlined.
Last year, there were in total 4,121 traffic accident cases nationwide, up over 26 percent compared to 2018. The traffic deaths were recorded at 1,981, an increase by 12 percent or an average of six fatal accidents per day, while the number of injured people was 6,141.
By Khan Sophirom