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Road Accident In Malaysia Essay Competition

MELAKA: A total of 5,083 deaths were recorded in 400,788 road accidents nationwide between January and September this year.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director, SAC Sharul Othman Mansor said of the total, 1,077 fatal accidents involved schoolchildren aged between six and 20, followed by 1,150 people who were seriously injured and 1,675 people with minor injuries.

During the same period, deaths involving motorcyclists aged 16 to 25, was the highest recorded at 1,043 from 3,232 accidents, he said.

“Motorcyclists and pillion riders are still the most vulnerable and at the highest risk of being involved in accidents among road users in the country,” he told reporters after launching a Road Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign here today.

Sharul Othman said motorcyclists and pillion riders were of a high risk group because most of them often ignored traffic signals and other safety aspects.

He added that in the same period, 764 arrests were made through 2,795 operations against illegal races involving motorcyclists and pillion riders.

He said based on the situation, the police organised road safety and crime prevention campaigns under the National Blue Ocean Strategy Initiative with higher education institutions in the country, to raise awareness and road safety aspects among the younger generation.

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Safety awareness should begin from childhood, as it is difficult to impartawareness to a grown up a human. If safety awareness is imparted atchildhood, safety will be a habit.

Video and Computer games that simulate Motor Racing should be bannedby Government OR discouraged by parents as it will develop racing habit inchildren.

All sorts of Motor sports, especially racing should be banned by government.Telecast of Motor Sports and Racing also should be banned.

Racing, over speed / highly risky riding, driving by Heroes should not befilmed in cinemas and TV serials. Children are likely to imitate the same.Statutory warning will no help. Government should censor such scenes.

Advertisements by automobile companies which include scenes ofdangerous and risky riding or driving should be banned. Youngsters arelikely to imitate the same. Statutory warnings will not help. Such ads willresult in irreparable character formation regarding riding and driving in kidsand children. Such children may make accidents in future.

Children below a certain age should not be permitted to do cycling in busyroads and in roads where heavy vehicles are plying.

Refreshment parlors should be made available at every 50 / 100 k.m. on allhighways and important roads. Truck, Heavy vehicle drivers should beforced to refresh by having a face wash or by having a cup of tea or coffee.

The practice of keeping the traffic signals in standby mode during nights andon holidays is to be reviewed and discontinued.

Advertisement boards and other items that may obstruct visibility at junctions, curvatures and other parts of the roads should be removedimmediately.

Ensure that the money recovered as Road Tax is fully utilised for theconstruction and maintenance of roads.

Time Punching of Private buses practiced in some regions should bediscontinued as it is forcing the drivers to go at high speed, after trafficblocks.

Newspaper, Television and other media should be effectively used for PublicSafety Awareness.

Major accidents and accident prone areas should be analysed scientifically.

Speed should be restricted at accident prone areas.

More stringent traffic rules should be enacted.

License of those who are involved in accidents should be suspendedimmediately, at least until they prove that they are not guilty.

License of those who make serious accidents should be cancelledimmediately.