25 Oct '11, 2am

About 30-40 Singaporeans die in fatal accidents in M'sia every year; speeding, unfamiliarity with roads cited as causes

About 30-40 Singaporeans die in fatal accidents in M'sia every year; speeding, unfamiliarity with roads cited as causes

This multi-purpose vehicle was travelling along the North-South Highway near Pagoh, Johor when the driver lost control at the 116.5km mark. Some 30 to 40 Singaporeans die in fatal accidents in Malaysia every year, because they speed on the highways, are unfamiliar with roads there, or are not used to driving long distances. -- PHOTO: CHINA PRESS By Teo Cheng Wee, Regional Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR - Some 30 to 40 Singaporeans die in fatal accidents in Malaysia every year, because they speed on the highways, are unfamiliar with roads there, or are not used to driving long distances. Another 50 to 70 are injured in these accidents, over half of which take place in the state of Johor, just across the Causeway, and many of them on highways. Road experts say many Singaporeans tend to 'let loose' on Malaysian roads, in the mistaken impression that there is no speed limit on the...

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