Tuesday July 19, 2005
Snap a picture of a traffic offender
News Update by The Star News Desk
PUTRAJAYA: The next time you see a traffic offence being committed, snap it on your handphone or camera and send it to the Hall of Shame section of a newly launched road safety website.
The Transport Ministry is inviting the public to help enforcement officers keep an eye on traffic offenders so that action could be taken against them.
“Traffic is now under public surveillance. Apart from posting photos to the website, members of the public should also provide the time, date and location where the traffic offences took place,” said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy after launching the www.panducermat.org.my website here yesterday.
“We will re-direct the photos and details to the Road Transport Department or traffic police to act against the traffic offenders.”
Besides the Hall of Shame, there is also the Hall of Merit for the public to post pictures of exemplary road users to help improve road safety awareness.
“The website also provides a wide range of road safety issues such as statistics, safety information and tips,” he said, adding that the public could also post their comments on various road safety issues on the website.
He added that the website also provided Internet games for children related to road safety.
“The Road Safety Department will work closely with the Education Ministry to introduce the website to students as we believe that education is a long-term solution to reduce road accidents,” he said, adding that the website would be updated constantly.
He said the department would also introduce the website to other government agencies, non-government organisations and private sectors.
Chan also reminded road users not to send messages using cellular phones while driving as it was against the traffic rules and they could be fined for RM300.