New project plans to cut accidents in the country by 30%
This morning, while we on the way from Penang to Kedah, we saw an accident on PLUS Highway. which is about 7 kilometers to Gurun Exit. This accident caused a traffic jam for almost 4 Kilometers long. Since we have stop so that they can pull out the bus, i took this chance to snap some photos.
Update : 25 Jan 2009 Harian Metro published the news about the accident .Click this link to view the news Hmetro
To make driving in Malaysia safer, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has announced a star-rating system for roads.Some 3,800km of roads including the North-South Expressway and Karak-Kuantan highway, have been rated according to their safety levels. Soon, the entire road network in the country will be rated under the International Road Assessment Programme.
DEADLY START TO 2009
> Chuah Bee Yang, 44, and her son Ng Gau Heng, 14 were killed when the car driven by her husband Ng Teong Boon, 45, crashed into a truck on the North-South Expressway near Tangkak. Teong Boon and three other children suffered injuries.
> A Singaporean biker was killed in an accident near the Tangkak toll of the North-South Expressway. The biker, who rode in a convoy with seven others, lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a road divider.
> Two women — driver Nur Aina Rashid, 23, and Nor Salina Abd Wahab, 20 — were killed after their car crashed into an electricity pole at 2.30am along Jalan Tun Razak. Another passenger, Norida Meor Othman, 20, suffered back injuries.
> 10 people were killed and a baby seriously injured in a three-car pile-up involving a Perodua Kenari, a Perodua Kancil and a Nissan Murano 4WD vehicle. There were five people in the Kenari and six in the Kancil.
> Two men died while a woman suffered serious injuries when their Perodua Kancil collided with a lorry near Kampung Tiroi in Seremban.
> Three men and a woman died when their car hit the concrete pillar of a viaduct before turning turtle on the Middle Ring Road 2 in Kuala Lumpur.
> Two-month pregnant lecturer Sumarte Jahari, 28, her husband Samsul Hamid, 30, and their three-year-old son Ammar Firdauz died near Tanjong Karang when their car collided with a four-wheel drive vehicle.