It is dangerous on the road and it is the responsibility of the parents to prevent their children from doing anything funny that will put both their lives and the other road user’s life at risk.
However, some parents do not seem to be bothered even though their children are sitting, or partially sitting, outside of moving vehicles.
Recently, the Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasa Trafik (JSPT) had shared a video on their Facebook page, showing 3 children sitting on the window frame of a moving Perodua Alza with the entire upper part of their body out of the window.
The department wrote in the caption “The JSPT found a viral video about a Perodua Alza carrying passengers, believed to be 3 children, with half of their bodies outside of the front passenger side and left and right passenger sides of a moving vehicle. Their actions are very dangerous and can lead to accidents.”
Meanwhile, JSPT said they have since identified the vehicle and will be taking the appropriate action against the driver or parents/guardians of the children based on Section 336 of the Penal Code (Act 574) for acts that endanger the life or safety of others and Section 31(1) of the Children Act 2001 for abuse or neglect of children.
“JSPT reminds all drivers who ferry children to always ensure the safety of the children under their care and control.”
“In the event of negligence by the driver on non-compliance with safety rules while ferrying children, legal action can be taken against the driver and the parents or guardians,” they said.
In the comment section, netizens expressed their displeasure with the parents and asked the authorities to just fine them to teach them a lesson.
Some jokingly asked whether they are training their children to become a stuntman, or they are filming for a movie.
Nonetheless, it is always better to be safer than be sorry, especially when the vehicle is moving fast on a highway.
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