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09-11-2004, 09:17 PM
Read the paper today, where a family of four was killed while changing a punctured tyre at the emegency lane of North South Highway. A 4WD was rammed into them, killing, the father, mother, himself and his 14 yrs daughter. Indeed it is an sad episode to this family..My deep condolence to this family member...
Why I failed to comprehend why the 4WD drives on the emergency lane where he supposed not allowed to unless for an emegency reason.Was it a cross-negligence of the 4WD driver...
The other day, a mother with 2 children were knocked down by a car while crossing a busy road despite there is a pedestrain bridge available at their disposal..what happened the mother decided to use the short cuts by dashing across the road instead of using the overhead bridge...looks like she do not have the 2nd chance now... :mad:
I hope people use their head when they drives...
10-11-2004, 09:01 AM
If you look carefully at the photo, one wonders how could the left side of the car be hit if it was parked at the Emergency lane. Normally, the left side of the Emergency lane is either a drain or grass or belukar. Quite strange !
When I read it in the Star, I wondered where were they when it happened but NST reported all of them were out of the car, which is a wise thing to do. Unfortunately, inspite of using Emergence Lane and taking precaution, four precious lives were lost. What a pity.
The 4WD driver has alot to explain why he bulldozed them to death. Perhaps, the accident could be avoided if the hazard lights were switched on while changing the tyre, since 6.30am is still dark.
Nowadays, we often see unscrupulous motorists (cars, vans & buses) driving in the Emergency lane when the main road is congested. To avoid this menance, their licence should be suspended for 6 mths if they're summon.
About the other incident, two lives were unnecessarily lost while they crossed the road. Despite her daughter's cautioning to use the pedestrian bridge nearby, her mum preferred to take the risk at the expense of the little girl's safety who died too. Some ppl don't value their life !!!
10-11-2004, 09:28 AM
How many of you have the PLUS Toll Free number in your hand phone? They would still be alive if they had used PLUS Ronda Service. It is very dangerous to do DIY even on the Emergency lane. There is no such thing called Emergency lane to inconsiderate drivers. The other day, I witnessed a Kancil nearly killed a woman and her kid near Sg Buluh - Rawang stretch. She was on the emergency lane helping her son to wee wee. She made two mistakes. It was silly of her to do that behind her car and secondly she did not switch on her hazard lights. This Kancil came along at top speed zigzacking from the middle lane to the emergency lane and braked in time. I was too far to record his number plate as I would not hesitate to report him to the police for dangerous driving.
I went to the Plus website www.plus.com.my and want to share with you what they can do to assist you when you have a breakdown. And it is free and they are not only helpful but very polite as well. I have used them once.
The Ronda Team's Services
Established on April 1 1990, the services offered by the Ronda team include :
a) minor repairs to vehicles experiencing a mechanical fault or breakdown
b) towing services to the nearest toll plaza or Rest and Service Area (for
Class 1 vehicles only - which is car)
c) traffic management and co-ordination of emergency services
In the event of an accident or other mishap occurring on the Expressway, you could call us by dialing : 1800 88 0000 or by using one of the Emergency Telephones located at 2-km intervals along the Expressway (for those kampung folks who do not have hand phone.)
You will be asked to provide the following information :
a) Your name and telephone number
b) Your location (just look for the nearest km-marker)
c) The type of assistance you require
d) The type of vehicle you are driving and the registration no.
10-11-2004, 11:36 AM
Thanks PC! I've save the toll free number into my mobile phone, hopefully I don't need to call them ;)
This is the reason why Pak Lah had no choice but to make 'stupid' statement ,when you have these is sort of merciless drivers who are idiotic,stupid and should be put behind bars. They are a menance on the road...confisicating their licences is too mild for these kind of dangerous drivers..caning is what I would propose.
Would this be the last accident we are going to hear about?
10-11-2004, 01:51 PM
In the event of an accident or other mishap occurring on the Expressway, you could call us by dialing : 1800 88 0000
correct me if i'm wrong but i was told that u can't call a toll free number on ur handphone - what do u dail? 03-1800-88-0000? or just 1-800-88-0000? :p
10-11-2004, 02:00 PM
Toll free numbers have no area code. So just dial as is - 1-800.....
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