If you’re been to the Northern states of Malaysia like Perlis or Kedah, you will be mesmerized by the stunning beauty of green padi fiellds.
Few of us relied that the beautiful padi fields had a hidden danger and fatal secrets.
Long and straight tar road built by the government enable cars and trucks and motorcycles travel smoothly between towns.
If you’re go to Kangar from Alor setar via the old trunk road, you can see plenty of motorcycles, regardless of age and sex, some is 10yrs boy or even 80 year-old pakcik wearing kopiah, they are riding bike WITHOUT HELMET.
I know what is a NORM for kampung folk, the NORM which one need not need to wear helmet for short distance travelling.
There is no police enforcement and I suspect everyone is do it and so this a NORM and its wil be alright as no one will be issued a summon.
BUT DO YOU KNOW ITS DOES PAY A HEAVY PRICE.
We have many case of Motor vehicle accidents in Perlis involved head injury.
We have a young man who died of head injury after fall from his bike. He was admitted to ICU after the operation and my nurses told me that this young man brother died at the same bed for the same head injury.
This is not a NORM that we should accept.
Being a NORM do not make the thing right.
Not wearing a helmet is fine as it is more convenience , the statement is damn wrong.
It’s took a few second to put on a helmet which greatly reduced head injury in the event of crash.
Why we are allowing the tragedy to happen?
Seeing young people with a full life ahead of them were being cut short by this so-call NORM.