An average of 19 deaths per day.
That's the official statistics
I was told that as per ca pita, ours is the worst in this region.
But amazingly, we Malaysians seem so immune to news of fatal traffic accidents that only the most horrific of them ever registered in our consciousness.
Even with that, we were not really keen on doing something significant about it.
We made a bit of noise and that's about it.
Things remain the same on the road and the carnage continues.
We still drive very fast and take unnecessary risks.
Yes, I admit. I'm like most of you all are guilty of neglecting road safety issues.
We are more interested in other stupid things like quarrelling over whose ethnic group is superior than the others.
Or whether Khairy Jamaluddin or Lim Guan Eng is the sexiest politician in the country.
Or whether the 90-year-old Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad can run faster than the 62-year-old PM DS Najib Razak in a 100 meters sprint.
I have told myself that I need to change.
I hope you all can do the same.
My friend at the Transport Ministry told me that a vigourous road safety campaign will be carried out soon.
I hope it's going to be a success and manage to change the attitude of Malaysian motorists, unlike previous campaigns which fizzled out after just a while.
Here is a video which I think you all will appreciate and reflect upon,
I am going to be very very careful whenever I'm riding my bike.