Police escort riders must obey traffic rules

Source:http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/5/10/nation/17667574&sec=nation

Thursday May 10, 2007

Police escort riders must obey traffic rules

By RASHITHA A. HAMID

KUALA LUMPUR: Police escort riders must follow the speed limit while on duty just like other road users, said Federal traffic chief Senior Asst Comm II Datuk Nooryah Md Anvar.

There are no special privileges given to traffic policemen. They have to obey the traffic rules.

This is to ensure that they do not pose a danger to other motorists while they are on duty, she said, adding that the escort riders motorbikes had sirens which could be heard from 100m away.

She was commenting on public grouses that some police escorts pose a danger in the manner they rode their vehicles while on duty.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) deputy chairman Hisham Harun Hashim urged motorists not to tailgate ambulances as there was a high risk of collision.

Ambulance drivers are professionally trained to drive at high speed. If they stop suddenly, accidents can occur, he said.

On Friday, SAC II Nooryah said drivers could be fined RM300 if they trail or obstruct ambulances, fire engines or VIP motorcades.

She was commenting on the accident in Kuala Terengganu last month when two traffic cops escorting the Regent of Terengganu were killed when they rammed into a car which came to a sudden halt at a junction.

Police escort riders must follow the speed limit while on duty just like other road users, said Federal traffic chief Senior Asst Comm II Datuk Nooryah Md Anvar.

There are no special privileges given to traffic policemen. They have to obey the traffic rules.

One time back in Miri, I was trailing a traffic officer on the highway… he ride his big bike and i am driving my sport car ( Proton wira :lol: )… so what i did is, i just keep a distance not really far from him. When I see my speedometer, i was driving about 120km already and still keeping almost the same distance from him. after a while, he slow down and wave at me coming from behide ( to stop me )… then he come to me, ask for my driving license and ask me, Do you know you are overspeeding? Then I reply him… I am not because I am just keeping a constant distance from you and if you are saying me overspeeding, then what about you ( i ask him )… haha… so then he said nothing and give me back my driving license and he goes…

So that is my real experience la with one of them… :lol: :lol:

isi tersurat…i want to minta duit from u…ahhaha…some policemen in Kuching purposely use the siren just to beat the traffic to cari tempat makan during lunch time…

police escort riders are pure arrogant lot.

i read in the papers days ago they need PR training.

the escort riders motorbikes had sirens which could be heard from 100m away.

If you do some simple math:

Assuming they are traveling at 100 KM/H = 27.7 meters per second.

That’s about 3 seconds of reaction time for drivers to pay attention where the sound is coming from, see if condition is safe, move to the roadside only when possible etc. And this is assuming that the driver isn’t deaf, or listening to heavy metal or something.

If your light is green coming out of a junction, that’s really not enough time for you to react properly.

wot to do lor…
small salary mah
so minta angpow lar ckit