Accidents happen on roads, we know it. They happen due to carelessness and recklessness. And of course, speeding.
And people are killed.
All these are unacceptable .
Last Saturday, speeding cars, allegedly involved in illegal racing, caused the deaths of 3 people - a young couple and their baby girl.
According to news reports businessman Fairuz Nizam, his wife Nova Safitri and their seven-month-old daughter Nur Firuza Annisa were killed when their Mitsubishi Pajero was hit by two Perodua Myvis on the DUKE Highway last Saturday morning.
The two Perodua Myvis were said to have been involved in a 6-car illegal racing. The driver have all denied it and in fact blamed Fairuz for swerving into the lane of one of the cars.
Yeah . The gall, the cheek, the audacity of it.
Public outcry was swift -- fast and furious. People were unforgiving, venting their anger in social media..
For many people, it was not just another accident. The accident was caused by racing cars.
No matter what anyone says -- people are convinced that these Myvis were responsible.
The drivers have already been tried and judged.
What got to people was not only that Fairuz was killed on the spot but that his wife and baby were thrown out onto the road. They died on the way to hospital.
Simply, it is the illegal racing. That hit a nerve in everyone. Nobody likes illegal racing. Just like no one likes the antics of Mat Rempits on the road.
So many people were saddened by this tragedy. And the fact that the couple left behind two young daughters - Nur Firuza Amira, 7 and Nur Firuza Akila, 3.
So now, the police say they are determined to stop illegal racing. And the Transport Ministry has ordered the Road Transport Department to step up enforcement against illegal racers.
The other drivers, in their police reports are said to have denied that they had caused the accident.
The police, already investigating the case under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving, have given an assurance that they will be thorough.
Meanwhile, The Star report:
The Malaysian Consumers Association has urged the Government to introduce a law making it compulsory for child seats to be installed in cars carrying infants and young children.