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Campaign to raise awareness of road safety under way

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Officials distribute road safety leaflets to a motorist. PUBLIC WORKS MINISTRY

Campaign to raise awareness of road safety under way

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has launched a campaign to distribute road safety leaflets to civil servants and then the public nationwide with the aim of reducing traffic accidents and providing general education on the traffic law.

The leaflets contain information on travel safety during Covid-19, explaining to drivers and passengers the proper respect and implementation of road safety, including penalties for traffic law violation.

Chhuon Vorn, director-general of Land Transport, told The Post on August 31 that the initiative will hopefully reduce traffic accidents and provide knowledge of the traffic law to the general public. The campaign started with ministry officials as they have an important role in road safety.

“The leaflet is a reminder to ministry officials that we set an example to other people in relation to road safety work.

“It is not only the 4,000 leaflets distributed at the ministry, but we will also cooperate with the municipal and provincial transport departments to distribute to people out on the streets and the ministry’s public service centres,” Vorn added.

He said the campaign will also be held in schools and public places where the ministry can work in the future.

Institute for Road Safety director Kong Ratanak said the campaign is to promote knowledge of traffic safety with the general public as well as officials in each institution.

He added that the road safety sector is an area where it is very important to change the behaviour of people, and this education must continue on a regular basis. However, education is not enough and must be combined with law enforcement and further road infrastructure improvements, he said.

“Officials, especially law enforcers, and everyone else must develop themselves on a regular basis.

“I think this is good leadership to initiate this outreach, which sees that many officials are doing well. As the rest of them could not implement it well, the ministry leaders conducted the outreach,” he said.


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