Drivers on Christmas balik kampung trips told to drive safe

Supt Alexson Naga Chabu

KUCHING, Dec 20: Drivers on their road trip home for the Christmas holidays are advised to be cautious on the road and always obey traffic rules and speed limit.

State Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief, Supt Alexson Naga Chabu, reminded drivers that it is their duty to ensure the safety of the public and other road users.

Most importantly, road users must not use their phone while driving and do not drive under influences of alcohol, he added.

“Please follow the speed limit on the road as it is one of the road user’s responsibility when using the road. Public must follow and obey the road signage located at both sides of the road, as the road sign act as the guide for them ,” he said in a statement.

According to Alexson, the speed limit for the current highway is 90km/h (kilometres per hour).

Road users should not exceed the speed limit, as well as not driving slow on the right lane meant for the road users to drive fast and overtaking, he continued.

“Do not drive to close to the car in front of you and make sure that there is enough space between you and the car in front of you. By doing so, the car would have enough space to brake and prevent yourself from colliding with the car in front,” he advised against tailgating.

He also reminded the drivers to be considerate on the road and ensure that their vehicles are in good condition, especially for long distance driving.

“Plan your driving route and if you are sleepy, stop your car at the roadside and rest at least 15 minutes and always ready a second driver if going for a long distance driving.”

Alexson advised drivers to make sure their driving licence and road tax are still valid. — DayakDaily