Crossing Cambodia

Monday, August 28, 2006

Keep an eye on the road, traffic police

In today's (August 28, 2006) Cambodian Daily, a letter to the editor from someone who, like Crossing Cambodia, has problems with the priorities of the (traffic) police:

Traffic in Phnom Penh is getting worse, but if the traffic police were working properly the situation would improve.
Every day I drive from Tuol Kok district to Independence Monument and see people driving dangerously, I do not understandwhy the traffic police don't care about this. Instead, they look for loaded trucks,make trouble for their drivers and beg for money.
I also wonder what time the traffic police start work. Every day at about 7.45 am there is chaos at the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Street 214. I do not see our traffic police there.
Are the traffic police busy working for individual interests? I always see them looking after the traffic near a restaurant on Kampuchea Krom Boulevard, which is popular among the rich. They are always waiting to direct the traffic for those wealthy people.
I sincerely hope that the Phnom Penh traffic police chief will pay more attention to these issues.

Leng Sokong,
Phnom Penh
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