Thursday, 1 November 2012

Save Malaysian Lives: The time to implement the AES is NOW not later

There have been so much intense debates about the implementation of the AES (Read JPJ AES page) in Malaysia, the Pakatan people are opposing it because they will oppose anything that the BN Gomen introduced and in their zombie like trance of hating anything BN or UMNO they couldn't care less about  families who have lost their loved ones due to accidents especially those caused by speeding but when UMNO Youth Head and a few other BN MPs  also joined the Pakatan chorus to postpone or oppose the AES I must say something is wrong with their thought process. 

Any automated system which are proven to reduce accidents and hence can save lives must be implemented immediately, the adjustments to make it better to suit local conditions can be tweaked progressively, the AES system is a smart system. 

Definitely postponing the AES  is not the answer nor a solution to the deaths and injuries by accidents on our roads. To be clear I am not a politician and I am not interested in who wants to vote for which political parties.

What causes accidents?

Among the causes, I say the major one is Speeding and this behavior can be curtailed by AES and of course strict enforcement of the speed limit:

"Speed Kills - The faster the speed of a vehicle, the greater the risk of an accident. The forces experienced by the human body in a collision increase exponentially as the speed increases. Smart Motorist recommends that drivers observe our 3 second rule in everyday traffic, no matter what your speed. Most people agree that going 100 mph is foolhardy and will lead to disaster. The problem is that exceeding the speed limit by only 5 mph in the wrong place can be just as dangerous. Traffic engineers and local governments have determined the maximum speeds allowable for safe travel on the nation's roadways. Speeding is a deliberate and calculated behavior where the driver knows the risk but ignores the danger. Fully 90% of all licensed drivers speed at some point in their driving career; 75% admit to committing this offense regularly.

Consider this example: a pedestrian walks out in front of a car. If the car is traveling at just 30 mph, and the driver brakes when the pedestrian is 45 feet away, there will be enough space in which to stop without hitting the pedestrian. Increase the vehicle speed by just 5 mph and the situation changes dramatically. At 35 mph, with the pedestrian 45 feet away and the driver braking at the same point, the car will be traveling at 18 mph when it hits the pedestrian. An impact at 18 mph can seriously injure or even kill the pedestrian." Source here.

On the average about 20 people died due to accidents on our roads everyday. The dead may be our friends, loved ones and people who we do not know but they all have families grieving their deaths:
Source MIROS here
How many lives must be lost before our Lawmakers of both the political divide come to their senses and say lets do something immediately, no more postponements, lets forget about the votes for once. Lets agree to implement the AES! 

Agree absolutely with the Mole:

Don't flip-flop, AES is about saving lives not politics

Read also:

Kenapa saya undi menyokong AES di Parlimen?

Kill your speed or kill a child

Speed Kills

I hope YAB PM Najib will do the right thing and not  be taken in by the minority law breakers and their unconscionable supporters who wants the AES to be postponed.

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