Melaka 14 Nov : It was reporrted that our Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he was ‘sad and frustrated’ with the number of fatal road accidents during the festive season. This year 233 deaths recorded during the two-week ops Sikap IX which was ended last Thursday. Ops Sikap IX was set-up for this year Deepavali and Hari Raya Aidilfitri Festival.
Pak Lah said the government had done everything to make roads and highways safe, including making them wider so that motorists could travel safely to their destinations.
With refer to the numbers of deaths it was clearly shown that this year cases is bigger than last year.
PAS Bukit Katil Youth Chief Haji Salamat Aman said that this situation shown that our government campaign and education system is failed to educate our people to be a good driver and road user, when contacted by this blog this morning. Government has to find what is the actual root cause and come out with concrete corrective action to ensure that this problem can be solved. Otherwise our country will lost many human resources due to this fatal road accident.
Majority of the accident is due to human attitudes. Islamic and moral element should be taught during license application process, said Hj Salamat, who is also PAS Melaka Youth Council Treasury.