Dear all, I really want all of you to read this.
My mom was driving us back after fetching my brother to Setapak. We were on the highway, mummy was driving at the middle lane, and there’s another car driving at the fast lane. &, “ZUUUPPPPP”, a driver dangerously overtook us, overtaking us using the narrow space between the middle lane and the fast lane. I was like…whadafark, totally speechless.
This make me thought of the accident that happened in Kampar. I was fetching Minyee back after class, and there’s this stupid driver in a white proton saga dangerously and illegally overtook me, I bet he’s driving with the speed of at least 80km/h, and mind you, it’s a small narrow road with many cars. On that second, I was thinking, “must be pure lucky that there isn’t a crash.”
Fetched Minyee back home, and when I turned out to the main road. I saw a crashed! It was the same white proton saga banging into some motorcyclist! Karma, it has to be Karma, I thought.
But days after that, I found out that the motorcyclist that was so unlucky is actually my classmate!!! He was badly injured after the crashed, as in, partially of his face were torn off. The girlfriend says, he lost too much flesh on his face, causing insufficient flesh on face, maybe the flesh from his thigh or elsewhere might be transfer to the face. Nevertheless, many stitches were done on that face. The girlfriend also said, he is suffering the worst pain in his life during the daily cleaning session. It is really lucky, that his girlfriend isn’t following him that day; otherwise, he might not be able to see the girlfriend anymore. Ah, thanks God.
imagine, if this is what happened: *criessssss
The worst thing I got to know is that, the driver is an UNDERAGE kid! He doesn’t have a license! Ugh, I guess this is dangerous style of driving and the fact that driving without owning a license must be one of the main contributors to the many accidents in our country!
& then, I start questioning myself “what my role is in promoting road safety and saving lives”.
There’s a chance now, for all of us, students of all universities, colleges and institutions of higher learning in Malaysia play our part in MUFORS (Malaysian Unite for Road Safety) by speaking out and capturing through our short films attitudes on Malaysian roads (positive or negative) that will contribute to a higher level of realization that road safety is in our hands, each and every person who uses the roads in Malaysia, and that road safety or the lack of it all boils down to ATTITUDE of individuals.
I strongly encourage all my dearest readers and friends from all universities, colleges and institutions of higher learning in Malaysia to join“MUFORS Road Reels” is a short film competition with the theme “Attitudes on Roads – A Malaysian Journey”.
Apart from playing a part in this movement, there are also fantastic cash prizes to be won both by the students and their institution of higher learning. The winner of each category stands to win RM10,000 in cash, first runner up will win RM8,000 in cash, and last but not least RM5,000 in cash for the second runner up while the university or college he/she is studying in will get RM3,000, RM2,000 and RM1,000 respectively. This is no doubt a golden opportunity for all.
Closing date is on 30 October 2010.
&, for more information, please log on to www.mufors.org.my.
p.s. – please do drive safe, & appreciate lives.