With the variety of site visitors accidents growing at an alarming fee, claiming up to six lives a day, the National Police has asked the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport integrate site visitors law into the countrywide curriculum from number one via to secondary college levels.
According to a document launched by way of the National Committee for Road Safety on Wednesday, visitors accidents totaled 693 cases in the first two months of this yr, killing 310 humans and injuring 1,077 others.
Phnom Penh recorded the highest variety of deaths, with fifty-two humans killed, accompanied through Kandal and Kampong Speu provinces, with 27 and 21 killed, respectively.
National Police chief Neth Savoeun advised The Post on Sunday that decreasing visitors accidents required concerted efforts. Increasing instructions on site visitors regulation, which he stated had been still limited at colleges nationwide, could develop college students’ know-how of avenue protection.
Savoeun was also known as on the Ministry of Education to consider consisting of visitors law in elegance tests and countrywide checks, potentially as part of a graduate thesis at a college degree. The goal, he stated, is to make college students conduct sizeable studies on the subject.
Traffic [knowledge] is vital. Only whilst all of us join hands are we able to move in advance. We’ve already mentioned the issue with the National Road Safety Committee and we can now request the Ministry of Education to take into account increasing the hours [for traffic lessons],” he stated.
During an annual assembly at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport in Phnom Penh remaining week, deputy National Police leader Him Yan additionally located emphasis on the problem, asking for the Ministry of Education increase the hours spent on visitors law instructions from 15 hours to 30 hours a yr.
“I came on the National Road Safety Committee to request the Ministry of Education to recall this. In different countries, visitors law instructions are included even at kindergartens, now not only at number one and secondary faculties. They have much specific equipment for students to find out about traffic lighting fixtures and signs and symptoms.”
“They have toy vehicles . . . Cartoons that are exact for students to understand site visitors law. It helps younger human beings advantage knowledge of site visitors law and signs and symptoms. Such equipment can assist us without difficulty amplify college students’ know-how of visitors law,” he said.
Yan stated visitors state of affairs had modified dramatically in recent years, with the number of registered vehicles growing 30.Eight in step with cent, main to extra traffic congestion and accidents. He knew as at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to region greater banners on roads in the capital and provincial cities to raise public attention on the issue. Most site visitors injuries occurred on National Roads four, five, and six, he delivered.
Ministry of Education spokesperson Ros Soveacha on Sunday told The Post that his ministry is operating on the difficulty. “The ministry’s technical team is analyzing it,” he said.
Lim Sokchea, a senior adviser for the Alliance for Road Safety, welcomed the National Police request.
“I’m happy that such a request has been made. In the past, visitors classes have been now not blanketed within the school curriculum. It was handiest a part of the ‘life talents’ phase in the curriculum, which was just taught in extra hours for college students,” she stated.