Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Drive safe on the road


As a full-time working mother, I drive myself everyday to work. Picking up baby Bing to and from the babysitter usually falls within my daily responsibility too. Being a mother of 2 lovely boys, you would have thought I'm a pretty cautious driver. But I must admit this is not always the case :p


I have had my fair share of speeding tickets on the highway for instance. Having had a close friend who just had her car declared as total loss due to skidding, I now know better than to play around with the speed limit. I also have my moments of showing attitudes to other drivers sometimes after a terrible day especially when confronted by someone with poor road etiquette but I have learnt that it doesn't pay to retaliate. Instead I let the mat rempits and tail gaters pass.


Image courtesy of EZtakaful

Besides adhering to speed limits, mobile use and texting while driving has become one of the devils. Being a doctor, sometimes there's no off time. From fellow doctors, nurses to allied health, one gets called all the time. And it can become tempting to pick it up while driving. Therefore I have learnt to use Bluetooth earphones while driving.

The other common danger is fatigue. After experiencing microsleep on the highway at full throttle, now I always make sure I'm well rested before the start of the journey. For trips longer than 1-2 hours, I'll stop and rest be it a quick toilet break or just a way out for some fresh air. Now that the R&R pitstops are equipped with clean and spacious bathrooms as well as many food choices, baby Bing loves to stop by too. Making sure our tired toddler gets enough sleep and fastened in his car seat also ensures a peaceful drive. One main problem for Malaysian families - letting young children loose without car seat! Can't stress how much this can save your children's life in an accident. There's no such thing as children refusing to stay in car seat because as with everything else it comes with habit and discipline.


Being a safe driver is not only important to both the drivers and her passengers, but it's also a civil responsibility. Now that the motor insurance is liberalised, there's even more incentive to drive safely! The following diagram from Bank Negara Malaysia sums up the benefits to consumers. Those who have low risk profiles i.e. no accidents and who maintains their car well get to pay lower premiums. That's definitely great news and beneficial incentive for Malaysian drivers.


To read more on how you can benefit from the liberalisation of motor insurance/motor Takaful, kindly refer to

25 comments:

Ana Suhana said...

We need to take all consideration before drive right. Especially for long journey

AMAL said...

Yes, we need takaful since we did not know what might happen in the future.

Syamimi Saad said...

Kalau bercakap pasal insuran, mmng penting. Paling tidak apply la untuk diri kan..

Zaza Iman said...

Insurans ni memang perlu jugak kan..apa pun bila memandu kena sentiasa alert dgn keadaan

Dr Yingzangel said...

Yes insurans is compulsory

Dr Yingzangel said...

It's very important when accidents really occur

Dr Yingzangel said...

Yes! Can't review the road tax without car insurance either

Dr Yingzangel said...

Dear have a safe drive balik kampung!

Anonymous said...

Dash cam must always turn on...

Mouse Mommy Treats said...

Have a safe drive. Insurance is very important as coverage too!

siennylovesdrawing said...

Absolutely agreeing with your sharing about the importance especially with young kids on board. With my little niece in the family, we are now carefully think twice what's the must whenever on the road or travelling around. Thanks for this great reminder. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

Huda Halid said...

Nice sharing. Very good info that everyone must know

Maria Victoria Galang said...

Great post. Good info for all drivers out there.

Dr Yingzangel said...

Yes I have one too

Dr Yingzangel said...

Yes! For own protection

Dr Yingzangel said...

Yes dear. I have two young ones and two elderly parents haha

Dr Yingzangel said...

Glad that it's helpful

Dr Yingzangel said...

Thanks dear. Hope you like the tips

WhatJess1023 said...

Thanks for sharing and yes is important to be vigilant while driving

Dawn Chan said...

Its always better to be safe than sorry! Great tips on how to protect yourself on the road!

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Abam Kie said...

Better late than never. Pls buy an insurance policy to safeguard you..

Cf said...

Car insurance is really very important. Agreed totally.

Sally Samsaiman said...

All the tips is really good, and also I need to agree with you about the insurance. Safety come first!

mek yunie said...

memang perlu drive safe ni, bukan untuk kita je, tapi untuk orang lain jugak. #getrestwell #stopifsleepy #concernboutotherstoo

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