I feel much more comfortable being in Malaysia day to day. I appreciate the heat everyday and the privillege to get to see both sides of our family more frequently. And the heavenly food!
But there is one thing that i'm not comfortable with at all. Attitudes on the road!
It has been almost two months since our return from the UK. I noticed that how far the difference of our Malaysian drivers and riders compare to the UK and also Europe drivers and riders. Here, many drivers and riders seem not to follow the rules and has not showing good attitudes
They ( of couse not all drivers ) tend to:
1. Against the traffic lights.
2. Drive over the speed limit.
3. Not using the right and left signal.
4. Not giving way to other drivers even though the other drivers give the signal.
5. Have No license and not wearing helmets
All these are dangerous to other road users and even themselves!
For us, we almost got hit in front of school after finished registering our daughter. It was when we were about to cross the road but the cars kept going without stopping though the padestrian traffic light was already turned green. And we saw that theirs were red and they supposed to be stop but they did not! And to our surprise the driver even dared to honk at us! What an attitude..Sigh
Seriously, those kind of attitudes and behaviour must be stopped for the better road traffics and prevent road casualities in our country.
Let's start with our own self first. Always follow the rules. Respect other drivers and remember your loved ones need you. And show good examples to our kids.
Also, the government must take action on this promptly especially on the fine and penalty enforcement to any disobeyed road users. The governement, police and JPJ could cooperate with NGO bodies to make campaigns on road civics and good attitudes when being on the road, continously.
Finally, Let's change for a better nation!
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