Essay On Road Safety In Malaysia

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1. INTRODUCTION
Road traffic today has becoming inherently dangerous. As a matter of fact, in contrast to other methods of transportation such as air traffic and railways, the road traffic system wasn’t designed with sufficient safety features and road traffic does rely heavily on its drivers to keep accident from occurring. Every humans are prone in making constant mistakes and also committing to violations and these humans are of interest for most of road safety professionals to study. Out of this terrible situations, road safety campaigns come in. In addition of behavioural measures such as law enforcement, training and education, road safety campaigns are designed as a mean of persuading public to behave more dangerous-free in traffic.
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As a matter of fact, it appears from University of Michigan’s recent study done, listed Malaysia as 17th most hazardous country for road users. In 2012, Royal Police of Malaysia (PDRM) verified 19 road fatalities daily and many other survived with serious and minor injuries. However, despite all the fatalities recorded and verified, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) indicated that the situation of road safety in Malaysia was not that critical. According to them, the overall situation was not as bad as they have projected, nevertheless they are not…show more content…
According to the World Health Organisation in the year 2004, road safety campaigns were able to encourage behaviour when they are used in the combination of legislation and law enforcement. The effects of mass media campaigns are small when compared to the effects when they are combined with few other measures. Without further education and enforcement, a mass media campaign will have very less effect in reducing the number of road
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