Kingdom of Cambodia issues new guidelines prioritizing safe school zones for every child

December 18, 2023

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – December 18, 2023

The government of Cambodia has designated road safety as a top priority for all of its citizens. In October, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport issued guidelines to change the traffic sign, reducing the speed limit traffic sign in school zones from a maximum of 40 km/h to 30 km/h.

“I extend my appreciation and sincere praise to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport for issuing crucial guidelines. These will contribute significantly to preventing and reducing fatalities and injuries among children, students, and people in and around school zones,” shared Pagna Kim, AIP Foundation Country Director for Cambodia, to the Phnom Penh Post in November.

Since 2017, AIP Foundation through its school based programs including the Safe Steps Road Safety Cambodia Program funded by Prudence Foundation had actively advocated for the 30km/h speed limit around school zone in order to safeguard students across the Kingdom.

Around the world, the benefits of low-speed streets in urban areas is highlighted on streets where pedestrians, cyclists, and others who are most at risk mix with motorized traffic. 30km/h speed limits are at the forefront of the new Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 to achieve the Global Goals of Sustainable Development.

Useful links:

– To read more about the new guidelines, please click here.

– To learn more about AIP Foundation’s work in Cambodia, please click here.

– To read more about the impact of 30km/h speed limits from the World Health Organization, please click here.

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