Strengthening community partnerships for road safety in Cambodia

October 1, 2020

KAMPOUNG SPEU, Cambodia—October 1, 2020


As part of the Commuting Safety for Cambodian Workers (CSCW) program, supported by USAID and Solidarity Center, AIP Foundation met with the Kampong Speu Provincial Police Commissioner on implementation plans, including law enforcement measures, to improve road safety for factory workers.


With more than 80 factories, many located on hectic main roads, Kampong Speu has been identified as a high-priority area where interventions will increase the safety of commuting workers. “Many workers do not wear helmets, or wear helmets of low quality, and often share vehicles, which are not safe,” added Mr. Sin Sovanthy, Director of Traffic Police.


By collaborating with law enforcement, the CSCW program works to deter risky driving behavior. Mr. Tap Lorn, the Deputy Police Commissioner, expressed the urgency to improve road user behavior, “We’ve seen the number of road crashes decrease compared to last year, but we’re looking to increase road safety measures to ensure commuting workers are returning home to their families at the end of the day.”

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