Po­lice: Ob­serve traf­fic rules when driv­ing home for Raya

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LIM­BANG: Road users par­tic­u­larly those re­turn­ing home for Hari Raya are re­minded not to make the road as their rac­ing track.

In­stead, they should ad­here strictly to the high­way code so as to pre­vent any un­to­ward in­ci­dent, ad­vised Lim­bang dis­trict po­lice chief Supt Mohd Bukhori Saf­fai.

“Drive safely and have a joy­ous Hari Raya Aidil­fitri cel­e­bra­tion. Comply strictly with traf­fic reg­u­la­tions and be ex­tra care­ful es­pe­cially in con­gested roads es­pe­cially at the bor­ders so as to avoid un­to­ward in­ci­dent and ca­su­alty,” he said when con­tacted yes­ter­day.

He pointed out that three cases of fa­tal ac­ci­dents in­volv­ing mo­tor­cy­clists had oc­curred dur­ing the cur­rent Ra­madan month in Lim­bang.

On the need for those re­turn­ing to their vil­lages for the Hari Raya cel­e­bra­tion to no­tify the po­lice sta­tion to keep watch over their homes, he said the num­ber was very low.

“Last year, we only re­ceived five such no­ti­fi­ca­tions from peo­ple go­ing back for the cel­e­bra­tion.

“It is very sad al­though such no­ti­fi­ca­tion is im­por­tant to pre­vent theft when the house own­ers are away on va­ca­tion or re­turn­ing to their home­towns,” he said.

He ad­vised those leav­ing their home for long pe­riod for va­ca­tion to in­stall lights out­side their houses, avoid stor­ing sharp weapons out­doors and in­form their neigh­bours and the po­lice sta­tion of their ab­sence to keep watch over their homes.

Supt Mohd Bukhori Saf­fai

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