Road users urged to prioritise safety, especially during festive season

Traffic congestion along Jalan Datuk Mohd Musa Samarahan. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: With the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration a little over two weeks away, the number of vehicles on the road is expected to experience a jump.

“This is due to people going out shopping, and some may be driving back to their hometown,” Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin said when officiating at the launch of the state-level road safety campaign in Jalan Tun Jugah here on Monday (Jan 17).

Thus, he urged road users to prioritise safety while on the road, especially during the festive season that also coincides with the monsoon season.

“Many roads will be slippery, making driving treacherous. Therefore, I call upon road users to drive with extreme caution.”

Lee stressed that safety must always come first when on the road. “Please drive carefully. When there is heavy rain, switch on your headlights.”

He added: “These are some of the safety measures that we must take to ensure that everyone is safe.

“Use your safety belt, not because you are scared of the police but for your own safety.

“We want our road users to arrive at their destination and to celebrate the festive season safely.”

Traffic congestion along Jalan Datuk Mohd Musa Samarahan. Photo: Ramidi Subari
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