Drive safely, balik kampung crowd advised

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  • Monday, 08 Oct 2007

KEPALA BATAS: Better late than never – this is the advice from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to motorists returning home to celebrate Hari Raya this weekend.  

He hoped everyone would celebrate Hari Raya joyfully and not mourn over the death of their loved ones.  

“Don’t rush. It is better late than not reaching your destination at all.  

“It is our duty to remind our family members and friends who are returning home to celebrate Hari Raya to be extra cautious when they are behind the wheel,” he said at the presentation of Hari Raya aid to 544 poor families in Lahar Kepar, near here, yesterday. 

He said parents should advice their children to heed road safety regulations while driving. 

“Please stop and take a break if you feel sleepy or you will end up in a ditch or hitting the back of someone’s car,” he added. 

Abdullah, who expressed concern over the increasing number of road fatalities during each festive season, said motorists should not turn highways into racing tracks.  

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