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Tag: road safety

Man held for driving with children riding on his car

The 49-year-old suspect was arrested and his car seized on Sunday evening after complaints from internet users.

Police probe stunt by two boys riding on top of car

Online photos show the boys lying on the rear windscreen as the car speeds through a road in Pasir Gudang, Johor.

Letting ‘kapcai’ riders use highway emergency lanes for safety’s sake

Conference of highway concessionaires reminded that about 4,000 motorcyclists die in accidents every year.

Password better than selfie for Grab driver safety, says consumer group

Transport users group says the drivers will not be protected as they will not be provided access to the photographs.

Free vehicle inspections at Puspakom until June 2

The free checks involves 25 tests on brakes, tyres, side slips, suspension, smoke emissions, top and bottom checks, tinted glass and others.

11 more safety cameras to be installed at accident-prone areas

This is in addition to the existing 19 cameras installed by the Road Transport Department.

New tint rules will affect road safety and security, says expert

The head of UPM's Road Safety Research Centre says what works in Japan may not be suitable here.

Don’t be a hero, buckle up, road users told

Former Miros director-general Wong Shaw Voon says drivers and passengers need to make it second nature to wear seat belts in the car.

Road safety: Time to stop talking and start acting

It's useless to call for an audit of vehicles and drivers after a major accident as people will forget about it in two or three weeks' time and the cycle will repeat itself.

Bangladesh detains dozens in student protest crackdown

Dhaka and other cities were brought to a standstill for more than a week by tens of thousands of students demanding better safety measures after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.

90-year-olds shouldn’t be driving, says Mahathir with a grin

PM and transport minister are the stars in a road safety video for 'balik kampung' Hari Raya Aidilfitri travellers.

Loke: Dr M will appear in Raya road safety campaign video

It will be aired on television and social media next week.

Road safety: Inconvenience is a necessary evil

Writer says implementing tighter regulations for express bus drivers, including use of tachograph for monitoring their driving, may be inconvenient but necessary.

Make sure our children wear helmets on motorcycles

Study shows that 50% of students arriving to school by motorcycle do not wear helmets or chin straps, exposing them to risk of severe injury.

Is the AES really the bogeyman it’s made out to be?

AES is the way forward, says road safety expert, but it is just one part of the enforcement process.

Motorcyclists must make themselves seen, says biker group

Ikatan Silaturrahim Brotherhood chief Azlan Sani Zawawi says motorists too need to be cautious if they're using Waze or GPS as sudden turns are a danger to others.

Sabah police focus on 30 accident ‘black spots’

They are aiming for zero road fatalities during Raya festive season.

Riding without helmet: Mufti didn’t commit offence

JPJ says there is an exception to the safety helmet law for those wearing serban (turban) for religious purposes.

FT mufti apologises for riding on bike without helmet

Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri says he took a ride on the motorcycle to attend a moon-sighting for Ramadan as the roads were congested.

Medicine is not about language proficiency

For those who studied in UK, Australia, we saw our 'Mat Salleh' colleagues beating around the bush with their linguistic prowess, but being obviously void of substance.

Radical move needed to make our roads safer

Why ban Dego Ride motorcycle 'taxi' service when it can instead be used to help improve safety on the roads.

Road speed limits reduced by 10kph for CNY

This is to reduce accidents and fatalities during the festive period.

EAIC wants integrated admin centre for better enforcement

Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission chairman says committee should be formed by JPJ, SPAD and the police so information can be easily shared.

Political will needed to prevent road deaths

The federal cabinet is the ultimate boss of the agencies responsible for ensuring road safety.