Four people died in traffic accidents on November 18, the first day of the Water Festival, while 12 other people were injured. The number of injuries this year has decreased by eight compared to 2020, which had 20 road accident injuries, according to a report.
The National Police’s report said that on the first day of the Water Festival a total of nine traffic accidents occurred – four less than last year’s 13 traffic accidents.
No further details were available as to the identity of the deceased or the locations of the accidents at this point in time.
Also on November 18, the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) launched a campaign in anticipation of an uptick in accidents and injuries related to holiday travel.
The campaign distributed 150 helmets, 300 copies of the Road Traffic Law, 300 instructive pamphlets on traffic safety and 500 reflective stickers saying “Today, Tomorrow, No Accidents” along National Road 1 near Kokir Market in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district.