Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), in cooperation with Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and Ministry of Health, is planning to limit the drinking age for adults to enhance traffic safety and reduce traffic accidents.

The information was shared by H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister and Minister of MPWT, while receiving a delegation of US-ASEAN Business Council (US-ABC) led by its Regional Managing Director and Senior Vice President H.E. Amb. Michael Michalak, at the ministry office on May 4.

Drink driving is one of major causes of road accidents in Cambodia. Other main causes include overspeeding, illegal overtaking, disrespect of driving rights, and so on.

In 2021, Cambodia registered in total 2,670 road accidents, killing 1,497 people and injuring 3,615 others, down 9 and 23 percent respectively compared to the incidents in 2020.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Press

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