Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Hazardous roads in Georgetown

Urgent steps need to be taken by the authorities to address the movement of vehicles along a few key roads in Georgetown. Failure to do so may result in unnecessary road accidents during peak hours.

Incessant national tragedies on our roads

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National tragedies on our roads keep repeating incessantly. Since 2007, after a series of  express bus accidents, we have been talking about Vehicle Safety Standards and bus driver management system in order to bring down express bus accidents. However, until today we have not implemented these standards or regulations. CAP urges the authorities to stop wasting any more time over this all important matter.

Crane Crash: Review safety and inspection regime

CAP urges the Government of Malaysia to review its safety and inspection regime in construction sites and work places in view of the recent crane mishap off Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur.  

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) should investigate the cause of this recent crashing of the crane. Was it due to human error, deficiency in inspection regime of cranes at construction and worksites or faulty mechanism?

Check the installation of video screens in road vehicles

As a road safety measure, the transport authorities should ensure that video screens in road vehicles are installed only for passenger viewing. Drivers should pay full attention to the road and not resort to video entertainment while driving.

Malaysia still far from achieving Road Safety Plan goals

Since 2007 the behavior of commercial vehicle drivers has been a major issue, and continues to remain so. The result is that bus accidents continually haunt Malaysians, with two bus accidents occurring in Johor within 24 hours of each other recently. In both cases the blame has been put on the drivers for over-speeding.