(It’s about time – a simple flow on how the AES – Automated Enforcement System works. It covers speeding & beating the red light offences but what about other types of offences like road hogging, cutting in and out of traffic without any proper indication, riding around without wearing any helmet? When we can have a similar automated enforcement system for it? Image source: http://www.skyscrapercity.com / TheStar)
(As I said before, it does not matter if a motorcyclist is riding a 50cc bike or a 1500 cc bike. When the motorcyclist fall, the head and skin suffer the same. No matter what one rides, proper riding attire is a must. Image source: http://www.ridesafebacksafe.co.uk)
In case you missed it, this was in the news a couple of days ago:-
About RM9bil, or two percent of the Gross Domestic Product of RM528bil in 2010, is lost annually from accidents.
Kong said, based on police statistics, the death rate among motorists and passengers from January to September this year had dropped 4.2 percent compared to last year.
“For pedestrians, it dropped by 14.6 percent, bus drivers and passengers, five percent, while for van drivers and passengers, 24.1 percent,” he said.
However, he said the death rate for the motorcyclist and pillion rider category had gone up by 5.4 percent.
(Source: The Star)
Read Part 1 here
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
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(Caught this video back in 2008 of those who abuse the emergency lane – nothing have changed in 2011. Will we see a change of attitude in 2012?)