You come to a T junction. The road ahead is a double lane road.
You intent to go into the right lane and then the traffic light ahead. But the vehicle in front of you has stopped right in front of you. And it’s a yellow box. Such selfish drivers do certainly spoil your day.
This is one of the many actions which contravenes the law.
As a driver, try not to be too selfish. Please think of other drivers too.
Motorcycles are meant to ferry only two people. Although the law is silent, police do not fancy to arrest riders who break the law by placing a young rider in the front basket of the motorcycle.
This practice is adopted by many motorcycle riders. We are aware that motorcycles are normally used by the lower strata of society. We understand those who ride motorcycles come from the lower income group.
Motorcycle riders may not be able to afford the buying of cars which are rather costly. But parents, by placing or allowing their children to sit in the basket of motorcycles are in fact contravening the laws.
Parents should always remember that a child that’s allowed to sit in the vicinity of the basket is in fact being exposed to serious dangers. Think about this seriously, and it is hoped you’ll change your attitude.
A mother holding a baby in her arms as she travels along in her husband’s motorcycle is in fact putting her child in great danger indeed. I’ve often seen incidents where the child during emergency brakes, is thrown over the handle bars and onto the road itself.
When there’s a double line, motorcyclists should not, amongst other things overtake. Malaysian are so impatient. In such situations, I’ve seen the majority of riders putting their own lives in danger.
When approaching a traffic light ahead, riders should in fact follow behind the row of cars. But what happens is, the modern day motorcyclists ride over the double line and onto the right hand side and into the opposite side of the road.
Policemen who observe such actions seem to condone such behavior of motorcyclists. They do not seem to take any stern actions towards such unbecoming behavior. It is no wonder that Malaysian drivers and riders are considered as the worst road users in the world.
At any traffic light junction, observe carefully. From a total of 10 or 15 motorcyclists, there will be one or two who will eventually beat the traffic light. This shows lack of discipline of our youths.
In doing such things, there will come a time when an accident is bound to take place. Unless some drastic action is taken, and such dangerous acts are curbed, the menace of such poor behavior is bound to increase.
I have often seen drivers with a small child sitting on his or her lap as he or she drives along. Does the driver not know such actions contravene the law?
Such actions are extremely dangerous. How can a driver control a car well with a child on his lap?
Hopefully the authorities such as the police and J.P.J. will take immediate actions on such drivers. These actions not only contravenes the laws, but also cause dangers to other road users as well.
Children who normally travel along in cars with their parents are usually not belted up. Many children are allowed by their parents to stand around as the vehicles move along.
Children should in fact be asked to sit down, irrespective of whether are in front or rear seats. The law in Malaysia today has made the usage of seat belts mandatory for both front and rear passengers.
Parents should therefore see to it that passengers, especially children, wear their seat belts to prevent them getting hurt when accidents occur.
There are many other ways drivers and riders break the law. Hopefully, with the highlighting of some major offenses committed by drivers and riders, such unwarranted behavior can be reduced.