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expat1609
03-11-2005, 10:25 PM
DEEPARAYA DEATH TOLL
95 killed in just six days of Ops Sikap
Sangeetha Nair
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3:
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Ninety-five people died in road accidents over the past six days. This is a definite cause for concern as the death toll during Ops Sikap V11 last year, was 200 deaths in 11 days.

Two years ago, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had called for stiffer penalties for traffic offences to reduce the number of road accidents.

This was followed by a series of safety measures to protect the lives of Malaysians while on the road.

Abdullah had also recommended that licences of negligent drivers be suspended so that they would “learn their lesson”.

In the midst of all that came a proposal to raise the speed limit on highways to 120km per hour, from the current 110.

At that time, Abdullah had left it to statistics and findings by the police before he decides on whether the proposal could be implemented.

Yesterday, however, Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said the speed limit would stay at 110kph, fearing that an increase would double the number of accidents.

chin_wan
04-11-2005, 11:01 PM
Haven't the government learned that punishment is only part of the solution so I think increasing the fine or what have you not will not solve the problem.

There is more than just crime and punishment. It's called education and I mean some effective education such as showing real pictures of accidents which may not so "nice" to see but will make people think twice about it. Tell the story behind the accident and then show the pictures during primetime. It may seem like we're being insensitive to the family of the victim but I think there will be some families who are willing to forget about so that such incident will not occur again.

Let's not waste money on those jingles where people sing about "Bersopan Di Jalanraya".

USJ27Resident
04-11-2005, 11:48 PM
Haven't the government learned that punishment is only part of the solution so I think increasing the fine or what have you not will not solve the problem.

IMHO, the authorities would then amass another whole backlog of outstanding summonses and fines, then scare the motorists sh!tless into long queues in the hot sun to pay up or face arrest and embarrasement in their homes/offices etc etc...

And I think they have already started collecting registration numbers with the current Ops Sikap and the local "now you see me-now you don't!" cop that hides behind trees in USJ!! :p

Reminds me of childhood days when we used to play "police & thief"... just that,... our local cops have yet to grow out of that phase... :p

expat1609
05-11-2005, 12:40 AM
day 9:

647 accidents (58 on highways)
18 deaths (1 on highway)

total deaths: 127

note the ridiculous point of 110 or 120 km/h on highways ??

in the full report in malay mail there was also said that "a lot of measures have been taken" to make the roads safer :confused:

did anybody note changes and , if yes, how did they look like ???

on the most dangerous road i regularly drive (i know it is not the road, but the users that makes it dangerous) i did not notice any changes.
especially this one part where one drives up that little hill, and right on top where one only can see the blue sky and....some 3 to 5 lines marking the lane to drive, but all crossing each other like the latest painting work of art from my 3 yr old daughter.
not to talk about holes 2m wide 1/2 meter long and 30 cm deep on main roads(the one i dropped in, when the lorry in front of me suddenly "jumped" into the opposite lane and i was left with 5 to 10 meters reaction time at 70 km/h, was in sg. buloh.
this road conditions paired with the attitude of ppl on the road = see above

so how many polis and cameras does it take to cover irritating lines, monster holes and...and...and...

cannot help to see parrallels to wawasan 2020...knowing the destination, but little clue which way to take :(

clfoo
05-11-2005, 12:54 AM
Increase the fine? A lotta ppl got money to pay for it and some dun even bother to pay ...

what govt need to do is fine them with their 'time' (this is what normally the rich fella dun have), make offender compulsory sit in an 8 hours defensive driving class and they need to pay for the class themselve. Killing 3 birds with one stone: educate, fine and instill sense of responsibility+respect to the rule.

orchipalar
05-11-2005, 09:06 PM
DEEPARAYA DEATH TOLL
95 killed in just six days of Ops Sikap
Sangeetha Nair
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3:
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Ninety-five people died in road accidents over the past six days. This is a definite cause for concern as the death toll during Ops Sikap V11 last year, was 200 deaths in 11 days.

Two years ago, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had called for stiffer penalties for traffic offences to reduce the number of road accidents.

This was followed by a series of safety measures to protect the lives of Malaysians while on the road.

Abdullah had also recommended that licences of negligent drivers be suspended so that they would “learn their lesson”.

In the midst of all that came a proposal to raise the speed limit on highways to 120km per hour, from the current 110.

At that time, Abdullah had left it to statistics and findings by the police before he decides on whether the proposal could be implemented.

Yesterday, however, Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said the speed limit would stay at 110kph, fearing that an increase would double the number of accidents.

Err...n all these could happened...even when they banned the commercial trucks from travelling during the festive seasons...ahem...all that downtime for what??? :rolleyes:

Err...which goes to show...how shallow them gomen men got up in their freaking brains to begin with...when they haven't got a freaking clues...how to deal with the worsening traffic accidents situations... :rolleyes:

Ahem...Orchi could be stupid...but certainly Orchi could do much better then them freaking MCA guys...they got to run the freaking transport ministry...:rolleyes: