Par­ents warned over risky rides

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: A po­ten­tially deadly prac­tice is seem­ingly be­com­ing com­mon on Malaysian roads – par­ents fer­ry­ing children on mo­tor­cy­cles, mi­nus safety hel­mets.

Checks in ar­eas around the city yes­ter­day found many were en­dan­ger­ing their children, be­sides com­mit­ting other traf­fic of­fences like mak­ing il­le­gal U-turns.

City Traf­fic In­ves­ti­ga­tion and Le­gal staff of­fi­cer DSP Shafie Daud warned that un­der the Road Trans­port Act 1987 and Road Us­age guide­lines, mo­tor­cy­clists could face stiff ac­tion if they are caught car­ry­ing more than one pil­lion rider and ex­pos­ing kids to a dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion.

“Ac­tion can also be taken against er­rant par­ents un­der the Child Act 2001,” Shafie said.

Dur­ing ob­ser­va­tions by theSun, it was no­ticed that ar­eas such as Ta­man Medan, Kam­pung Pan­tai Baru and Am­pang were hot spots for er­rant mo­tor­cy­clists.

A woman is seen fer­ry­ing three young girls on a mo­tor­cy­cle – all with­out safety hel­mets.

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