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firefox
17-09-2009, 02:13 PM
So far 13 deaths. Those who are going to balek kampong drive carefully make sure your family arrives safely. Thier lives are in your hand. Surely you dont want to be included in the number.

Happy Holidays

bslee
17-09-2009, 03:12 PM
Just be VERY ALERT and keep to speed limits. NO NEED TO RUSH!.. you have a whole lifetime ahead of you.
To all Muslim forumers and anyone else celebrating.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Maaf Zahir Batin.
BS Lee

Naka
17-09-2009, 03:42 PM
Every festive season, there seem to be a lot of fatal casualties on the roads in Boleh..if I am not wrong, it was a few hundreds 2- 5 years ago.

This is very alarming & I think something is very wrong somewhere.

Reckless drivers not only cause hardship & agony to themselves but to others too.

Sigh----sigh... :eek: :(

Sentinel
17-09-2009, 04:24 PM
It is usually during this crazy rush period that I hope to own a Hummer 4.... :D

Naka
17-09-2009, 04:36 PM
It is usually during this crazy rush period that I hope to own a Hummer 4.... :D

Yes Hummer 4x4 but a lot of ppl have lawn mover-like vehicles---where got chance... :eek: :(

Sentinel
17-09-2009, 05:48 PM
Yes Hummer 4x4 but a lot of ppl have lawn mover-like vehicles---where got chance... :eek: :(Once again you missed the point.

Naka
17-09-2009, 06:37 PM
Once again you missed the point.

Ayam bluur bluur one. :D :D

tbearer
17-09-2009, 09:17 PM
was travelling along Federal Highway from Subang to KL just now, around 715pm. there were at least 5 accidents along the whole stretch.

it was raining and people were either speeding or tail gating.

sigh...what's the rush? plan your journey folks.

Selamat Hari Raya and drive safe.

Naka
19-09-2009, 03:49 PM
So far --93 deaths, 1,688 road accidents since Sunday :eek: :eek:


http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/19/nation/20090919145718&sec=nation

This is getting scary..

Sugarfree
19-09-2009, 03:52 PM
why, the annual roadkill contest has started! :eek:

Naka
19-09-2009, 03:55 PM
I read somewhere in yesterday years that there are over 250,000 drivers without driving licenses in Boleh....

Sugarfree
19-09-2009, 03:57 PM
I read somewhere in yesterday years that there are over 250,000 drivers without driving licenses in Boleh....and another 250,000 (speculation only) who paid for their license! :eek:

Naka
19-09-2009, 04:02 PM
and another 250,00 (speculation only) who paid for their license! :eek:

No speculation ah---or else kena banana... :D

Seriously, the traffic accidents/deaths in Boleh is alarming.

Sentinel
19-09-2009, 04:07 PM
I was having a coffee after lunch at Starbucks here at Gurney Plaza.... was watching in amusement how a lady couldn't do side parking with her MyVi... then her boyfriend became the hero, got down and took over the wheel. He had problems too... but it was free entertainment for many of us and I won a MYR10 bet from a buddy.... not enough to pay for the iced latte decaf... :mad:

Naka
19-09-2009, 04:19 PM
I was having a coffee after lunch at Starbucks here at Gurney Plaza.... was watching in amusement how a lady couldn't do side parking with her MyVi... then her boyfriend became the hero, got down and took over the wheel. He had problems too... but it was free entertainment for many of us and I won a MYR10 bet from a buddy.... not enough to pay for the iced latte decaf... :mad:


This is not a joke----how can such thing happen today? :confused:

firefox
19-09-2009, 04:20 PM
i am enjoying my holidays staying at home, driving around town is a breeze.
Glad my "kampong' is Subang Jaya, everything is here.

Sentinel
19-09-2009, 04:30 PM
This is not a joke----how can such thing happen today? :confused:You missed the point yet again.... anyway what were you trying to say?

firefox
19-09-2009, 04:40 PM
So far --93 deaths, 1,688 road accidents since Sunday :eek: :eek:


http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/19/nation/20090919145718&sec=nation

This is getting scary..

I cant understand this, when the traffic is at snails pace yet accicents and deaths occur..It amazes me!

Naka
19-09-2009, 04:40 PM
You missed the point yet again.... anyway what were you trying to say?

Heheheee, i think u missed the point lah. :D ...u said a lady & then bf---I tot, assuming, they are young :confused: , this shouldn't happen.

Young ppl in the city are likely to be more smart & well prepared & must have gone through Driving School properly.

If they couldn't park, it is joke. :D

Sentinel
19-09-2009, 04:43 PM
You missed the point alright....

Naka
19-09-2009, 04:45 PM
You missed the point alright....

Alamak, again?....getting out of here............. :D

Sentinel
19-09-2009, 04:47 PM
I cant understand this, when the traffic is at snails pace yet accicents and deaths occur..It amazes me!All it takes is a hard impact at 60kmph Fox... and without seat belts and the way our cars are built nowadays.... most of the serious accidents are on the trunk roads, not on the highways, thats where driving skills are important.

Those days, when we drive manual cars along the trunk roads, we knew what to do. Nowadays, these drivers drive automatic transmission and I bet you many do not know how to use the accelerator to downshift for quick overtaking... too dependant on everything auto...

cskok8
19-09-2009, 05:21 PM
I was having a coffee after lunch at Starbucks here at Gurney Plaza.... was watching in amusement how a lady couldn't do side parking with her MyVi... then her boyfriend became the hero, got down and took over the wheel. He had problems too... but it was free entertainment for many of us and I won a MYR10 bet from a buddy.... not enough to pay for the iced latte decaf... :mad:

At least they realize their limitation and only drive a MyVi. I have seen people driving Alphard and do not know how to park.

expat1609
19-09-2009, 08:04 PM
This is not a joke----how can such thing happen today? :confused:

ok, missed the point...but the question remains: how can such thing happen...to such extent ??
we are not talking bout an isolated case here, sorry, two isolated cases :p

cskok8
19-09-2009, 08:07 PM
Simple, during the driving lessons and test, there were poles to indicate the corners of the parking space. In the real world, no more poles, so cannot park lor. ;)

AllUrban
20-09-2009, 08:19 PM
It is usually during this crazy rush period that I hope to own a Hummer 4.... :D
wait, I thought there was only Hummer, Hummer H2 and H3 :confused:

Cheers, m

AllUrban
20-09-2009, 08:31 PM
All it takes is a hard impact at 60kmph Fox... and without seat belts and the way our cars are built nowadays.... most of the serious accidents are on the trunk roads, not on the highways, thats where driving skills are important.

Those days, when we drive manual cars along the trunk roads, we knew what to do. Nowadays, these drivers drive automatic transmission and I bet you many do not know how to use the accelerator to downshift for quick overtaking... too dependant on everything auto... 60 kmph is enough to cause seriously life-threatening damage but 20-30 kmph is enough for serious injury.

I cannot imagine what one of those diesel pickup trucks could to to one of those litter mousedeers on roller-skates....

passing is quite tough on Malaysian trunk roads since they can be narrow, there are many corners and drivers (especially the ones behind you) are unpredicatable. Not to mention that these little 3 & 4-cyl petrol cars have no low-end torque (oh for the love of diesel engines!)

The other thing is that people living in the big cities are too used to the "express-roads" that are almost everywhere - the 2-3 lane divided, limited-access highways with flyovers. When they get on the trunk roads it is pretty dangerous because they do not know how to deal with oncoming traffic properly.

Still to my mind the worst thing is the middle lane bandits. I always keep left to leave space for Sentinel to fly past on the right at 140kmph in his nephew's Subaru STi

Cheers, m

ps. saw a hard working traffic cop on the road in from Ayer Keroh today, just opposite the MITC. A Nissan Serena Teksi Eksekutif (blue taxi van) decided to jump the queue on the left side, and he was followed by a honda city a moment later (the other guy did it so I can do it to)

Traffic cop on a Honda pulls up next to the City and makes motions to the left, suggesting "if you're in the left turn lane you better turn left"

The guy trys to point at the taxivan ("he did it first") but the cop just waves him off, pointing left and says "just move"

Then he moved up forward and directed the taxi driver to pull over on the other side of the interchange where he received a well-deserved summons.

Wifey commented that Melaka traffic cops are very diligent, putting the book to traffic offenders on Saturday & Sunday & Raya too.

I was just reading a few doa on behalf of the cop.

pps. more people are dead from traffic collisions in 5 days of Ops Sikap XX than in 6 months of H1N1. Funny how we fear the unfamiliar dangers and change our habits, but continue to ignore the familiar dangers that we face each and every day........ :(

jimmyay
20-09-2009, 08:50 PM
It's sad to hear those death-toll in the paper.

Would like to share my experience with Australia Traffic:-
I was issued a traffic fine of AUD220 (RM660) on my first week in Adelaide. I was going at 60km/h on a 50km/h speed limit area. Initially i was upset cos i can really pay lot of fines back with this amount of money in Msia.

However, i changed my mind when the radio broadcast saying that the Death Rate in Adelaide had reach 81 in 2009. I become a happy man & know that i totally deserve it. I felt safe on the road now.

Isn't it time we slowed down & make sure everyone reach home safely :)

Naka
21-09-2009, 06:53 PM
114 deaths and climbing---sigh--sigh.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/21/nation/20090921144727&sec=nation

Sentinel
21-09-2009, 08:46 PM
wait, I thought there was only Hummer, Hummer H2 and H3 :confused:

Cheers, mThere is Hummer 4 but not brought into Malaysia yet... watch Living with the Kardashians on E! Channel, there is a H4 driven by Bruce Jenner, the dad.

expat1609
21-09-2009, 09:39 PM
114 deaths and climbing---sigh--sigh.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/21/nation/20090921144727&sec=nation

are there statistics of previous years available anywhere?

i agree, every single life lost is a pity, but i believe i remember numbers of close to 500 a few years back?
so if my memory does not cheat me, it is at least improofing, isn't it?

however, comes to ~300 every festive season, ~400 is the annual number of fatalities in austria :eek:

Naka
21-09-2009, 10:01 PM
are there statistics of previous years available anywhere?

i agree, every single life lost is a pity, but i believe i remember numbers of close to 500 a few years back?
so if my memory does not cheat me, it is at least improofing, isn't it?

however, comes to ~300 every festive season, ~400 is the annual number of fatalities in austria :eek:

Actually I am trying to find the statistics for Boleh too.

I am positive I read the traffic fatalities in a single festive season in one particular year as 600-800 which is really alarming.

Ops Sikap XX ends on until Sept 27, let's see what is the final figures.

According to RAC, the annual traffic deaths in Western Australia is as follows:-

2007-----235 deaths

2008-----209 deaths

firefox
22-09-2009, 08:08 AM
The death toll has reached to 144 and the holiday season is not over yet!
Its the same year after year. This does not happen for other festivlas , i wonder why?

hezron
22-09-2009, 08:41 AM
passing is quite tough on Malaysian trunk roads since they can be narrow, there are many corners and drivers (especially the ones behind you) are unpredicatable. Not to mention that these little 3 & 4-cyl petrol cars have no low-end torque (oh for the love of diesel engines!)

The other thing is that people living in the big cities are too used to the "express-roads" that are almost everywhere - the 2-3 lane divided, limited-access highways with flyovers. When they get on the trunk roads it is pretty dangerous because they do not know how to deal with oncoming traffic properly.



me too forgot how to drive/overtaking in the trunk road after move to Selangor...
cause we only practice day to day overtaking the cars heading on the same direction (or called "jump queue")...

but I admit it and drive properly/slowly whenever I entered the trunk road... ;)

AllUrban
22-09-2009, 03:20 PM
me too forgot how to drive/overtaking in the trunk road after move to Selangor...
cause we only practice day to day overtaking the cars heading on the same direction (or called "jump queue")...

but I admit it and drive properly/slowly whenever I entered the trunk road... ;)I wish more drivers would be confident enough to admit that they may not be as good on the road as they think they are.

when m gets behind the wheel suddenly he thinks himself to have the slowest reflexes, poorest response time, and drive the car with the lowest acceleration rate in the country (which is not too far off since Wifey has a Kenari ... 3cyl-less-than-1L-engine-Kenari)

why do that ? To be safe.

Cheers, m

AllUrban
22-09-2009, 03:23 PM
There is Hummer 4 but not brought into Malaysia yet... watch Living with the Kardashians on E! Channel, there is a H4 driven by Bruce Jenner, the dad.m has no Astro...but thank goodness for
google search (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=Hummer%20H4&gbv=2&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iw&start=0)

Cheers, m

Sentinel
22-09-2009, 04:06 PM
m has no Astro...but thank goodness for
google search (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=Hummer%20H4&gbv=2&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iw&start=0)

Cheers, mChloe Kardashian's humongous hip is as big as her dad's Hummer 4 bumper... :D wonder why she's a star in the US?

AllUrban
25-09-2009, 11:53 AM
are there statistics of previous years available anywhere?

i agree, every single life lost is a pity, but i believe i remember numbers of close to 500 a few years back?
so if my memory does not cheat me, it is at least improofing, isn't it?

however, comes to ~300 every festive season, ~400 is the annual number of fatalities in austria :eek:NST had some excellent info in the newspaper these past few days, a full interview with Dr. Suret Singh of the Road Safety Department.

According to Dr. Suret, the current average number of deaths for Ops Sikap XX is 18 per day!!!!! (http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/20090924080727/Article)
He also pointed out that the current Ops Sikap XX average was the SAME AS THE YEARLY AVERAGE FOR MALAYSIA!!!

That means that if there were no Ops Sikap, imagine how high the number of collisions and fatalities would be with the vast numbers of drivers and vehicles pouring onto the roads (and many of the drivers are hungry and sleep-deprived after 20-25 days for fasting for Ramadan!!!!)

See more info here: 18 road deaths daily but itís not shocking (http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/20090924080727/Article)

Im looking for the Q & A section but cannot find it online.

Cheers, m

Naka
26-09-2009, 03:36 PM
So far 222 deaths & 1003 accidents.

Is this the national survey?


http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/9/26/nation/20090926104555&sec=nation