GEORGE TOWN: Provisional driving licence holders must be subjected to stringent tests, said the police.
Penang police chief Datuk Ayub Yaakob said this was necessary in view of the high number of accidents recorded yearly. He said between January and August this year, 10,653 accidents were reported compared with 10,762 in the same period last year.
Ayub said the death toll had only marginally dropped from 187 last year to 185 this year.
"There is an urgent need to conduct more stringent tests on motorists as the main cause of road accidents is the lack of road safety awareness," Ayub said after officiating a "Balik Kampung" road safety campaign organised by Yamaha Motor at Universiti Sains Malaysia on Monday.http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/ ... index_html