Its that rear seat belt again. After creating such a mess, the RTD and police have given up. Now that the Transports Ministry has announced that the ruling will take effect in 2013 and not early this year, many sighed their relief.
Who actually was seeking popularity when introducing the rear seat belt? I dont want to comment but was he gaining from any kind of 'rear' businesses?
The police and RTD have to withdraw about 30,000 summons issued beginning early this year to those who failed to abide by the new 'safety regulation'. What a paper wastage!
In its announcement, the ministry said it has taken into account complaints made by commuters, especially in Sabah and Sarawak who found it not easy to get the belts assembled to the cars as it was time consuming.
For instance, the only service centre for Proton is in Kuching, forcing those from as far as Bintulu, Miri dan Limbang to spend a few nights in Kuching, just to get the job done.
This is what we called an 'over-zealous' implementation. Just because someone wanted to get popular and rich, the rakyat got to pay for it.