Don’t become a statistic on the road — Lee

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DRIVING WITH A COOL HEAD: Lee helping a motorist to check his safety helmet, while officiating at the Miri Division Road Safety Campaign in front of Petronas Pujut 7.

MIRI: Motorists home-bound for the Gawai Dayak are reminded to drive carefully, with Assistant Minister of Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin calling for the utmost care to reduce fatalities in this festive exodus.

“We want motorists to place safety as first priority so they can reach home safely to enjoy Gawai with their families.

The most important thing is not to drive under the influence of alcohol,” he told The Borneo Post after officiating at the Miri Division Road Safety Campaign in front of Petronas Pujut 7 yesterday.

Lee, who is also Senadin Assemblyman, was expressing his grave concern on the fatal accident statistics which add on during festivities.

In view of that, he strongly felt motorists should be more responsible with a positive driving attitude in order to reduce accident statistics.

“There is a need for motorists to make road safety part of the good culture to save more lives due to road accidents,” Lee added.

He said the government is very committed in conducting various road safety campaigns to create better awareness among motorists.

However, motorists themselves should take more self- precaution and be civic minded when on the road.

For long-distance journeys, he suggested at least to have two drivers who can change over for better concentration to avoid mishaps.

“We wanted the motorist to go back safely and enjoy the Gawai Dayak celebration with their family.”