Only 1,000 of Cambodia’s 20,000 tuk-tuk drivers legal

A senior official at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport told The Post on Thursday that only 3,000 of the Kingdom’s more than 20,000 tuk-tuk drivers had so far taken a driving test during a three-month “grace period”, with only a third passing.

On April 9, Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said 98 per cent of all tuk-tuk drivers “didn’t know the traffic laws and did not have a driving licence”, also announcing that the ministry was giving them three months to get one or face fines.

But Chhoun Voun, director of the General Department of Land Transport at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, told The Post on Thursday that so far only 3,000 drivers had heeded Chanthol’s warning.

In full: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/only-1000-cambodias-20000-tuk-tuk-drivers-legal

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