A delegation from the Cambodian National Road Safety Committee (NRSC) arrived in the southern province of Dong Nai on March 18 to study local experience in road safety management and helmet law enforcement.

Director of the Department of Transportation Nguyen Van Diep informed his guests about the efforts to raise the public’s awareness of using helmet while driving after the law was issued in 2007, particularly communication campaigns.

He said as a result, in 2014 the number of traffic accidents in the province dropped by 20 percent and traffic injuries by 38 percent from the previous year.

In Cambodia, more than 60 percent of road crash fatalities every year involved motorcyclists, with a high death rate from head injuries, according to Ty Long, Deputy Director of Public Order Department under Cambodian Ministry of Interior.

He said Cambodia is working to finalise a law requiring helmet wearing for all motorcycle passengers.

On the same day, the Cambodian delegation also made field trips to main roads in the city of Bien Hoa to observe traffic control work and dealing of violations.-VNA