Enforcement and Community Education – The Golden Keys to Road Safety – A Developing Nation Case Study of Cambodia.
Keywords: Education and Road Users
This study reviews road trauma in the Kingdom of Cambodia and the concerted endeavours to implement road safety strategies through enhanced enforcement combined with specific education and community programs. The political, socio-economic and cultural issues are considered together with the impact of elections, demonstrations, festivals and floods, as impediments to effective campaigns. The commitment of champions, donor organisations, development of coordination bodies, intensive campaigns, capacity building in policing, improved technology and enhanced operational police practices are reviewed. Acknowledgement of challenges and persistence in approach together with monitoring and evaluation has led to positive outcomes and a foundation for future success.