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December 9th, 2017 | 08:28 AM | 3294 views
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
The government of His Majesty Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam continues efforts to ensure public safety and security on the roads. Coming soon in the wake of stern measures against illegal taxis, also known as pirate taxis announced by the Land Transport Department, today's Friday sermon highlighted another issue on road traffic safety. Using the religious platform to commemorate the "World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims" Imams or prayer leaders reminded road-users to be patient, compromising, considerate, respectful, helpful and cautious especially during traffic congestions.
In the sermon, prayer leaders highlighted the various efforts taken by government agencies to enhance road traffic safety. Among them is the enforcement of the Road Traffic Regulations 2017 (Composition of Offence) designed to strengthen and update the laws and regulations. They called on the congregants to obey the road traffic act and regulations, saying such measures were for the good of all. They added without laws or regulations life would be chaotic or disorderly. Government agencies and non-government organisations would continue to implement steps to ensure the safety of life as well as government and public property. The steps included organising a workshop on Motorcycling System, the driver's safety practice system, SIKAP, the full implementation of boat trailers registration, guideline for vehicles (MCG) and others. The prayer leaders said in order to avoid road accidents, prayers for Allah's protection are also important besides the traffic laws and regulations. They added before leaving home, Muslims should recite the verses of Al-Fatihah, Al-Kursi, Al-Quraish, and the special doa or supplication for going out of the house.
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