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
TERUK...keadaan bas ekspres bersama dengan Proton <br>Satria yang terbabit kemalangan dekat Sungai Petani, <br>semalam.

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.


Jan 1
> 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.

Jan 2
> 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.

Jan 3
> 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.


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