Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

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.

Discounted driving licenses irrelevant

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls to attention the recent recommendation of the Director of the Road Safety Department (JKJR), Datuk Suret Singh, that school students in the Ampang area be given a discount of 50 per cent in fees to obtain driving licenses. This is irrelevant and antithetical to the objective of zero road accidents among youths.

Use only Sirim-certified helmets

Motorcyclists and pillion riders should only use Sirim certified crash helmets, said Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) president S. M. Mohamed Idris.

Crane accidents - Who is responsible?

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The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is increasingly worried about the substantial number of accidents involving cranes at construction sites in this country.  Most of these cases are caused by non-compliance of basic safety guidelines as stipulated by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).