Awareness, planning and enforcement vital in reducing road fatalities

I refer to the article “Road fatalities a concern” by Johan Jaaffar (The Star, Oct 26). It is high time that this matter be taken very seriously. I have seen far too many ignorant motorcyclists and motorists causing unnecessary fatal accidents.

I completely agree with the writer that people have little respect for traffic lights these days. Pedestrian crossings and one-way streets can be death traps.

Along with educating and creating more awareness among road users, we must not forget the safety that infrastructure provides and that lack of effective enforcement can lead to all these fatalities.

Road planning plays a very important role and we need proper, effective and user-friendly motorcycle lanes. Our roads and highways should also have clear indications at each and every exit.

Traffic police should be regularly stationed at strategic locations along the highways, junctions and traffic lights. The traffic police force and other relevant authorities like Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan must carry out their duties with full integrity and serve wrongdoers with strict actions and penalties.


Kuala Lumpur

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