Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Facebook status message, originally posted 7 May 2015
My timeline is filled with photos of poor Myvi cars wrongly targeted for the stupidity of others. Calm down fellow Malaysians, channel your anger to those deserving it, and this is the perfect moment to push for stronger enforcement of road and highway laws and codes. AES looks like an effective way of forcing motorists to slow down at dangerous stretches. But I don't know why it has not been enforced at more locations nationwide (the issue was even politicised if I remember it correctly).
Speedtraps failed IMHO. Officers are there sometimes, are not most of the other times. When it rains, midday when the weather's hot, at night, some public holidays, no speedtraps. Accidents do not only happen when the weather's nice, cool, and during working hours only. And this is not the problem of Malaysian attitude. All drivers, from poor, developing or developed countries, tend to drive fast when there are no laws or rules telling them not to. That's the thrill of driving! But when it's dangerous, where you are not supposed to drive fast, then it's up to the law to stop them. People are inherently wreckless if there are no set of rules to govern them. We can't afford the public outcry or vigilantes anymore to instil fear in people, so they behave themselves. Ultimately, those with power in their hands must use it, especially on road and highway law enforcement. With some money, a lot can be done!