(As I said it before, it does not matter if you are riding a 50cc bike or a 1500 cc bike. When you fall, your head and your skin suffers the same. No matter what you ride, proper riding attire is a must. Image source: http://www.ridesafebacksafe.co.uk)
In case you missed, this was in the news a couple days ago:-
About RM9bil, or two percent of the Gross Domestic Product of RM528bil in 2010, is lost annually from accidents.
UPDATE: Follow up on Ops Sikap, it is good to hear that the police is going all out for those who are speeding on the roads. Hopefully, they will find better ways to crack down pesky motorcyclists and enforce the law on those who change lane without putting on the indicators, abuse the emergency lane, hog the roads, etc
Let’s recap something that was highlighted way before the holidays:-
Traffic offenders will no longer be given discounts on police summons fines beginning from Monday.
According to an internal directive issued to all traffic police divisions today, traffic offenders will have to pay the compound fines according to the computer generated summonses and appeals for discounts or waivers will no longer be entertained.
No wonder there are still selfish bastards on the road…
(We need more policemen on the road to catch and book road offenders. But what’s the point of giving the road offenders summons when at the end of the day, it is not enforced and the summons ends up nothing but waste papers?… [Click to read the rest] “Outstanding Summons”
(A simple question – if there are 2 situations where the fine amount is different – one is RM300 and another RM1,000, in which situation you think will make this offender who is using the emergency lane to cut queue to think twice?)… [Click to read the rest] “RM1,000 fine cancelled!”