A week back, a poor guy’s head was rolled over by a truck because he was trying to flee from the police roadblock carried out along busy Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah (Sungai Nibong there). Many motorists usually do a U-turn, going against traffic whenever they see a police roadblock.
The other day when I was driving back from my son’s confirmation camp, a motorist also made a U-turn on the one way road where Penang Sports Club is. He was coming head to head with my car. It scared the daylight out of me and I immediately stopped by the roadside and sms my son to be careful. He was supposed to ride back much later, after me. We had repeated told him what to do in situations like these. Hehehehe, nak saman, saman lah, tunggu apa lagi? There is nothing to fear and at most it involves a few hundred dollars in summons.
Three nights back, a bunch of RELA (volunteer law enforcement) and policemen in blue suits were standing in the dark along Jalan Farlim, right after a turn. They caught us by surprise because they stood ver close after after a turn. There were not warning lights, no POLICE ROADBLOCK signs, nothing. Just a few chaps standing in the dark with an equally dark torchlight, flashing motorists down.
My hubby told me one can easily accidentally mowed these law enforcement officers down if they did no pay attention to the road. It happened before and one policeman died.
Then, much, much earlier, I read in the papers, a statement made by the Perak Police that we, the public can disregard these police officers if they did not have a proper roadblock. I don’t know if this is true? Anyone can clarify this?
A few other bloggers have also noticed the increase in police roadblocks during this month. I know festive seasons normally see an increase in crimes so the presence of these RELA men and policemen are certainly welcoming. But then, I hope everything they do is according to the law and they take great care to protect the road users safety and also their own safety.
So, berhati-hati di jalanraya.