652 heavy vehicle accidents in Q1 2024, 287 deaths – ‘High Speed-Weigh in Motion’ system coming soon

652 heavy vehicle accidents in Q1 2024, 287 deaths – ‘High Speed-Weigh in Motion’ system coming soon

In the first quarter of 2024, there were 652 accidents involving heavy vehicles such as container lorries, small lorries and express buses. Deputy transport minister Datuk Hasbi Habibollah told parliament today that of this total, there were 287 deaths and 95 serious injuries.

The Limbang MP said that JPJ is constantly conducting studies to tackle the issue of heavy vehicle accidents. Among the measures taken are active enforcement of weight limits and speed for heavy vehicles, and issuing summonses. Last year, 45,015 saman were issued for dangerous loads/overloading, while in Q1 2024, 9,214 saman were issued for the same offences, Astro Awani reported.

Hasbi also said that his ministry, along with the works ministry, is in the final process of rolling out the ‘High Speed – Weigh in Motion’ system. With HS-WIM, enforcement of heavy vehicles can happen in real-time, automatically, without the need of the vehicle to stop for weighing. He added that the HS-WIM system will also reduce manpower requirements.

We’ve previously dived deep into the issue of heavy vehicle accidents. Do we need stricter inspection, enforcement to keep lorries and buses roadworthy, or are there other issues? Full story here.

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  • Why are they just focusing on weight? What about speeding? Maintenance record? For speeding, I believe that the govt should enforce all buses and lorries to have GPS so that they can have real time on the speed that they’re going and fine them directly to the operator. Or at least enforce to have speed cut. Maintenance is another factor, especially the brakes. If maintenance is done, but have mechanical / electrical failure, then question the workshop for their workmanship. With this, then all these workshop wouldn’t take things for granted. We’re living in a modern age, where tech is already there. If it’s cause, then you think that your cost is more valuable than our lives. We demand safer road for everyone to use. Sad to see the govt is not caring enough.

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  • macampondan on Jun 25, 2024 at 9:10 am

    look at the bunch of moron truck drivers in highway… literally rampant andntaking up all 3 to 4 lanes.

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  • alibaba on Jun 25, 2024 at 10:11 am

    easiest way, improve your rail transport, cut down highway usage for parcel transport

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  • Laugh on Jun 25, 2024 at 10:48 am

    It’s weird for the government do not notice the accidents and traffic jams caused by heavy vehicles on the expressways.

    Almost all of them are caused by heavy vehicles driving wrecklessly changing lanes, lane hogging and overtaking even when their vehicle is obviously crawling.

    Ban these heavy vehicles form the express way or allow all road users to submit photo proof of their wrong doings and take serious action against these heavy vehicles.
    You will see minimum of 50% drop in these accidents and traffic jams on the highway.

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  • Ghani on Jun 25, 2024 at 11:39 am

    Another round of pantau instead of solving the problem, meanwhile they are more focused to coming out new series of fancy plates to sell every week. Stupid gomen!

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  • FireAce on Jun 25, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    JPJ is barking at the wrong tree, these heavy vehicles are at the most dangerous when they are empty. When they are overloaded, they are normally very slow because of the weight.

    Look at the picture above, the lorry is empty!!!

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