A recent study named Malaysia as the third country with the highest likelihood of road fatalities, raising concerns about road safety in the nation.
Adding to these concerns is a viral video that highlights the reckless behavior of motorists at a pedestrian crossing, emphasizing the importance of adhering to traffic lights.
Photo via Twitter (@crazyclipsonly)
The 13-second video, uploaded on Twitter by the verified account "Crazy Clips," captured the attention of over a million viewers and garnered 3,000 retweets within just two days. The clip shows the pedestrian light turning green, signaling that it is safe for people to cross the road. However, the safety of pedestrians was compromised as cars and motorcycles recklessly sped past the red light.
Given that "Crazy Clips" boasts a substantial international following of 1.6 million, viewers from different countries expressed their astonishment at the situation depicted in the video. Many questioned the purpose of having traffic lights if they are not respected and adhered to. Some empathized with the pedestrians' plight, imagining how they would feel if they were in a similar situation.
While this particular incident may be localized to a specific area, it still serves as a stark reminder of the need for road safety measures and responsible driving behavior. Authorities play a crucial role in addressing such issues, and swift action is essential to ensure the safety of pedestrians and road users.
As responsible citizens, it is vital for everyone to understand the significance of following traffic lights and road regulations. It is a collective responsibility to prioritize road safety, not just for our sake but for the well-being of others too.
By respecting traffic lights and driving responsibly, we can contribute to a safer environment for all road users, particularly pedestrians who rely on these signals for their safety.
It is our hope that authorities take necessary actions to address such issues promptly, ensuring the safety of pedestrians and road users throughout the country. Let's come together as a community and prioritize road safety to prevent tragic accidents and protect lives.