Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Watch out for tyre safety

altDid we ever stop to think that your vehicle's tyres may have been a major cause of accidents?

 Most Malaysian motorists do not seem to be aware about the dangers of driving with faulty tyres or tyres that are not properly maintained. One of the important factors of tyre maintenance is proper inflation.

 

War on our roads kills 2X more than US invasion of Afghanistan

Since the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, 28,778 people died. Within the same duration in Malaysia 62,323 people lost their lives on our roads. With so many deaths and serious injuries we may liken this situation to a war. In many instances, whole families have been wiped out and yet most of us have remained largely insensitive, ignoring the sufferings of others. What are the agencies and policy makers doing? They have taken things too lightly, allowing the carnage to continue.

Danger posed by aged tyres

Consumers' Association of Penang (CAP) calls on vehicle owners to check their tyres for the manufacturing date, to ensure that they are not using aged tyres, regardless of tread depth or mileage, to prevent tread separation.

Big jump in deaths of motorcyclists

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is alarmed at the latest motor vehicle accident statistics which indicate that between 10 to 15 motorcycle riders and pillion riders die as a result of accidents every day in the country.

Disallow importation of xenon HID light components

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) congratulates the Road Transport Department for its ongoing success in curbing the illegal use of Xenon HID (High Intensity-Discharge) lights on vehicles in the country.