Road users urged to be vigilant, prioritise safety

Azlan Othman

The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) through the National Road Safety Council (MKKJR) called on the public to be extra vigilant and be considerate while using the road by prioritising safety.

MTIC and MKKJR extended their condolences to the families of victims of road accidents and pray that similar incidents will not happen.

Road users are urged to take steps to prevent accidents.

Among them include praying for safety before embarking on a journey; not driving beyond speed limit; complying with traffic laws and regulations; and paying attention to the road while driving.

Road users are reminded to be alert while driving without distractions such as using mobile phones, taking psychotropic substances, or being intoxicated.

Motorists are urged to ensure that vehicles are in good condition; wear seat belts while driving; and be alert to changes in the weather.

MTIC advised drivers to slow down when approaching traffic lights, intersections, schools and residential areas. They are urged to drive with caution in recreational areas with pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

Drivers are reminded to plan trips in advance, avoid rushing and to postpone the trip if feeling tired, unwell or restless.

MKKJR called on the public to help reach the target of zero road accident fatalities as envisioned by the Strategic Road Safety Plan 2025 (BDRSSP 2025).