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Posted by faisalrenzo on April 6, 2011


What causes most car accidents?  The majority of car accidents seem to be caused by bad driving: driver inattention, failure to merge or yield, speeding, racing, aggressive driving and failure to exercise care in passing. Accidents also can be attributed to specific causes aside from poor driving itself include: falling asleep; weather conditions; road conditions; alcohol, drugs and drunk driving; driver distractions including cell phones, insects in the car, playing music; collisions with animals in the road i.e. birds, horses, cows and dogs.

Couldn’t care less attitude the cause

New Straits Times – 13/10/2010

KUALA LUMPUR: Road safety experts have come to the conclusion that accidents will continue to happen due to one reason: users think it will not happen to them.

This has caused the country to lose some seven thousand lives yearly. Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) director-general Prof Dr Farhan Sadullah said drivers need to change their attitude.

“Most still think they are invisible. How else can we explain if someone does not wear a helmet, fasten their seatbelt and speed.”

He said hundreds ignore traffic lights daily and thousands continue to drive recklessly daily, adding that speeding is a major contributor to fatalities in the country.

Farhan said motorists must remember that they are potential victims and contributors to an accident from the moment they sit in a vehicle and not to take driving for granted.

Other than vehicles, condition of roads play a crucial role to reduce accidents. He said the roads should also be in good condition. As for drivers, he urged them not to speed and instead practice time management so that they do not have to rush on the road.

Road Safety Department director general Datuk Suret Singh said he wanted road users to inform the authorities when they see a bus driver speeding. “He or she should tell the driver to slow down because there are 40 lives in the driver’s hand. Forty passengers should be able to discipline a rogue driver.”

For a safer environment, said Suret, there was also the issue of upgrading ambulance services to arrive at the accident scene within 15 to 20 minutes.

Perangkaan Kemalangan Jalan Raya Bagi Tahun 2000-2009

TAHUN 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
JENIS KEMALANGAN INJURI Kemalangan Maut 5,440 5,230 5,378 5,634 5,674 5,604 5,711 5,672 5,952 6,218
Kemalangan Parah 8,067 6,942 6,696 7,163 7,444 7,600 7,375 7,384 7,020 6,978
Kemalangan Ringan 28,778 30,684 30,259 31,357 33,413 25,928 15,596 13,979 12,893 12,072
JUMLAH KEMALANGAN INJURI 42,285 42,856 42,333 44,154 46,531 39,132 28,682 27,035 25,865 25,268
JUMLAH KEMALANGAN TANPA INJURI (ROSAK SAHAJA) 208,144 222,319 237,378 254,499 280,283 289,136 312,550 336,284 347,182 371,926
JUMLAH KEMALANGAN 250,429 265,175 279,711 298,653 326,814 328,268 341,232 363,319 373,047 397,194
JENIS INJURI Mati 6,035 5,854 5,891 6,286 6,228 6,188 6,287 6,282 6,527 6,745
Cedera Parah 9,790 8,689 8,425 9,040 9,229 9,397 9,254 9,273 8,866 8,849
Cedera Ringan 34,375 35,974 35,236 37,415 38,631 31,429 19,884 18,444 16,901 15,823
JUMLAH INJURI 50,200 50,517 49,552 52,741 54,088 47,014 35,425 33,999 32,294 31,417
INDEKS KEMATIAN JALAN RAYA Setiap 10 ribu kenderaan berdaftar 5.70 5.17 4.88 4.88 4.51 4.18 3.98 3.73 3.63 3.55
Setiap 1 Bilion VKT 26.25 23.93 22.71 22.77 21.1 19.58 18.69 17.6 17.2 17.28

Jumlah Kategori Kenderaan Terlibat Dalam Kemalangan

Kenderaan Terlibat 2005 2006 2007 2008

2009

MOTOSIKAL 97,072 104,302

111,958

113381 113962
MOTOKAR 376,061 411,976 428,475 441109 472307
VAN 19,031 20,465 21,187 20501 19220
BAS “STAGE” 4,144 4,750 5,316 4677 4614
BAS MINI 382 394 430 385 394
BAS SEKOLAH 1,106 1,235 1,274 1134 1160
BAS KILANG 1,126 1176 1185 1120 864
BAS EKSPRES 1,836 2,156 2,091 2056 2348
LORI KECIL 12,372 13,915 17,464 18290 16459
LORI SEBUAH 20,284 20,406 19,138 18262 19188
LORI TRELER / TANKER 9,406 10,494 11,193 11101 11077
PEMACU 4 RODA 19,106 20,928 22,018 22656 23581
TEKSI 7,043 7,754 8,816 8816 8669
BASIKAL 2,751 2,857 2,693 2443 2486
LAIN-LAIN 9,362 12,274 14,935 10183 9294
JUM. KEND. TERLIBAT 581,082 635,082 668,173 676114 705623

 

Source :http://www.jkjr.gov.my/portal, http://www.panducermat.org.my/

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