Road accidents occur every now and then. Could it be avoided if we are precautious enough to look seriously into matters related to driving and the condition of the cars, whether they are in a tip-top condition or not? I used to see messages on signboards which remind drivers to drive carefully and think of their loved ones. It also goes to the extent of reminding , "Don't let your family wait in tears." Isn't it a good reminder?
This morning, my colleague's car was knocked at the rear by a Honda CRV which was driven by a teenager who had just got the driving licence. According to my colleague, her car spun several times. Luckily, she had minor injuries. What's saddening is she had planned to go back to her home town for the Chinese New Year celebration but now her car has to be sent to the workshop for repairs.
I'm now in Miri city, a neighbour of Bintulu. It's only about 2 hours-drive from Bintulu when using the coastal highway. I go to Miri frequently and most of the times just for leisure. There were times when I saw accidents on the Bintulu-Miri highway. Some were due to recklessness. Courtesy on the road is important. As drivers, it is our responsibilty, too, to ensure our cars are safe on the road.
I'm spending my weekend here and I'm thinking all of you. Wishing everyone a happy and safe weekend!
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