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.
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:
Posted by Jhdubbeldam at 4:38 pm