A road safety meeting on Monday reported that at least 170 people were killed and 428 injured in 314 traffic accidents in August – an increase of 29 deaths compared to the previous month. There were 22 more accidents in August than in July and 172 more people were injured.
The report said the areas with the most fatal accidents were the capital and Kampong Speu and Banteay Meanchey provinces, with 29, 14 and 11 deaths respectively.
It said 38 per cent of accidents involved speeding, 28 per cent were caused by a failure to respect the right of way, 10 per cent were due to people driving on the wrong side of the road, 10 per cent when people were overtaking, seven per cent involved careless turning, four per cent were caused by drunk drivers and three per cent due to mechanical failure.
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