A number of speed cameras will be installed along National Roads 3, 5, and 7 in order to catch traffic violators and deduct points accordingly using a new traffic app system.
In a joint meeting online yesterday, Interior Minister Sar Kheng and Public Works Minister Sun Chanthol announced the installation of speed cameras along a number of national roads.
According to Ministry of Public Works’ Facebook page, 14 speed cameras will be installed along the National Road 3 at ten different places from Choam Chao Roundabout to Kampot city.
The ministry also plans to install speed cameras along National Roads 5 and 7 with technical assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Kheng said he completely supports the initiative to install speed cameras to strictly enforce the traffic law without exception in order to cutdown road accidents and saving lives.
During the meeting, Chanthol also said that a new mobile app to deduct points from traffic law violators would be put in service next year as a joint effort by both ministries.
He said experts are working on creating an app and network to deduct driver’s license points directly from the main database. The network should be finished at the end of this month.
The new app will record 12 points for each driver at the start and a number of points would be deducted if the driver violates the traffic law. When all the points are deducted, the driver’s license will be suspended from six months to one year before he or she could repass the exam to get a new license.
Chanthol asked Kheng to train police officers to use the app in August when it will be tested along with the new hardware in which the app will be installed.