PUTRAJAYA – Road users are advised to practice a good attitude and to be responsible when driving their vehicles as this can assist the government’s efforts to reduce the high accident rate during festive seasons.
Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) senior vice-chairman, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said the good attitude include obeying the law, and refraining from doing anything that would distract them or other road users.
“In addition to obeying the law, the drivers need to plan their trips well. They should avoid traffic congestion and should take a break if they feel tired or sleepy,” he said in a statement, here today.
Lee, who is also Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) chairman said road users could refrain from reading messages on smartphones since they could lose focus while driving.
“Many road users are still unaware that fiddling with their smartphones while driving can cause accidents.”
Lee said Malaysians should try hard to reduce the road accidents and not be part of the statistics of Op Selamat I(Operation Safety) this festive season.
“It is impossible for us to achieve zero road accidents but we can lower the number of accidents every year if the level of awareness and commitment of road users can be improved.”
“Operations and law enforcement are conducted not to inconvenience road users but should be viewed positively as an effort to educate about road safety among the people.”
Op Selamat 11 lasting 15 days is from June 18 to July 2. – BERNAMA