In addition to the Toll System, indeed the the road users are a great source of earning revenue for the parties concerned. That was why it was said some years ago, that the government's earning in the form of road summonses and compounds was enough to cover the cost of constructing the KL - Seremban Highway within a short period of time.
Thinking, attitude, behavior and performance are interrelated. The recent reductions in both the fatalities and the total number of accidents just prove the point. Preventive measures taken by the Police and the JPJ personnels, including speed traps, constant patrolling of the road systems, high and fixed amount of traffic fines and proactive measures taken against speedsters who modify their vehicles for extra speed are some of the successful strategies implemented.
Fear of being fined excessively as well as campaigns and promotions in the media have contributed to the attitudinal change, hence behavioral changes as manifested in the forms of being more polite, more disciplined, more cautious and alert on the road and overall accident prevention behaviour.
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8.4% drop in fatal road accidents during 17th Ops Sikap
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 9 , 2008) : The nationwide 17th Ops Sikap traffic police operation, launched in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, saw a reduction in the number of fatal road accidents by 8.4 per cent, as compared to the same period last year.
There were 186 fatal accidents this year, as compared to 203 last year.
Federal traffic police chief SAC II Abdul Aziz Yusof said this was despite the police having only targeted a 5%reduction in the fatal road accidents.
A total of 15,996 road accidents were reported and 124,581 summonses issued.
Abdul Aziz said there was also a reduction by 7.6%, in the number of road fatalities during the 15-day traffic operation this year, as compared to the same period last year.
He said 208 deaths were reported during the period. Last year, the police recorded 225 deaths.
The traffic police chief said motorcyclists and their pillion riders topped the list of casualties, followed by motorists and their passengers (54), pedestrians (23), lorry drivers (six), cyclists (five), van driver (one) and bus driver (one). Read More “208 FATALITIES WITH WHOOPING 37 MILLIONS RAISED” »»