August 19, 2016

Traffic police invite complaints

YANGON Region Traffic Police has invited the public to report complaints about fellow motorists who break road rules as well as corrupt traffic officials.
During a weekly press conference in Yangon on Friday, Traffic Police Colonel Aung Ko Oo said that complaints, including those accompanied by photographs, can be lodged with the police via its Facebook page or on Viber.
He said the new channels of communication were launched in the middle of August, however public awareness remains low.
From 18 to 24 September, there were 40 traffic accidents in Yangon Region, causing 12 fatalities and injuring 33, according to Yangon Region Traffic Police Office.
“We’ve taken action against 1,259 vehicles as of 30 September — of those, 630 were private drivers, 307 were taxis, 169 were buses and trucks were 153,” Colonel Aung Ko Oo said.
Complaints can be submitted to the police via its Yangon Traffic Police Facebook page or its Viber numbers: 097309 3226, 097912 0328 and 0979525 4730 and 0907122 0950.—GNLM


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