With Hari Raya Aidilfitri nearby, hikes in traffic accidents is the biggest concern. One of the way to reduce accidents especially among biker is to urge them to travel back to their hometown in daylight as most accidents happen at night.Read the full news from Bernama below.
MOTORCYCLIST URGE TO TRAVEL IN DAYTIME DURING FESTIVE SEASON
KUALA LUMPUR, — Motorcyclists are urged to go back to their hometowns and villages in day light to avoid accidents during the festive season as accidents most often happen at night fall, said Road Safety Department director Datuk Suret Singh.
“Persons on motorcycles are difficult to see at night,” he told reporters when met at the Road Safety Advocation Campaign in conjunction with Hari Raya here on Monday.
Suret Singh said of the 6,500 fatalities recorded last year 60 per cent were motorcycle riders and pillion riders; 20 per cent were drivers and passengers while pedestrians and users of commercial vehicles represented 10 per cent each.
He said his department was currently cooperating with the Public Works Department to fix warning signs on roads in more than 300 high risk accident spots in the country.
“Most of the signs are fixed on federal and state roads as the number of deaths on highway is lower,” he said.
The road safety advocation campaign was held at Vista Angkasa Kampung Kerinci today together with the Road Transport Department, Kuala Lumpur City Hall and the Malaysian Institue of Road Safety Research to enhance higher use of safety helmets by motorcycle riders and pillion riders.
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