Thursday, April 24, 2008

How We Could Lighten the Severity of the Crash?

Hey folks, if u are aware of the news, about 3 months ago, a crash happened between a 4WD and a car in a road construction area.

1. "Err did you say road contruction area where usually the location shud be barricaded and managed properly?!!" Yeah absolutely. "Why so?". Hmm how shud i put this eh. I think you can try ask our dear ex-minister of Public Works. He quite free at the moment as I heard. But things happen. I'll talk about construction traffic management matter later on. But lets focus on how we could lighten the severity of the crash.

Road Crash
(Courtesy to Local News)

2. "How many fatalities on this wreckage?" Syuhh, be patient. I'm about to say it. 2 died (from the car), 3 severely injured and 1 just so and so only on this crash. (Lets pray in silence for the victims....).

3. Two were dead due to having severe head injury and of course, from the post-inspection, the driver and the front passenger of the car didnt buckle up the seat belt resulting being partially ejected and get contacted with intrusion of the damage.

4. Well, if they were using the seatbelt, nothing much can be done, the survivability space was very tight already coz the accident involving crash compatibility issue and i'll talk about this matter later on too hehe.

5. Actually on this entry, I still want to talk about rear seatbelt. There is a saying that hit it while its hot.
Road Crash

6. From the picture (4WD interior), we can see the reality during the crash. The rear passenger, lets say his name is X, was not buckled up and during the crash was thrown forward and hit the back seat of Y, who was a driver.

7. Y's head instantly hit the steering wheel and bleeding profusely even Y was using his seatbelt. Fortunately, he made it to be still alive. You know why? "Yeah now i know, coz X from the back become an elephant and load the frontal seat, oh the impact also made the seat's anchorage failed and locked the driver into tight space.

8. Also, if we see from picture from the news, the crumple zone of 4WD still far from the driver, and logically he was not supposed to be injured so badly, am I right?" Wooowww, after one entry only, you already become an expert, good good..and that's indeed correct.

9. So how about the prevention action so that the event, which almost take Y's life wont happen again in the future? "Hmm what eh?" Sudah Gaharu Cendana Pula, Sudah Tahu Bertanya Pula, Cmon dudeee, i know you got the answer already, speak it up please, dun bother with people out there who still cant accept that, the most important thing you got it.

10. So? "Errr sorry to people-so-called-anti-rearseatbelt, i have to tell the truth, rear seatbelt cannot always save life..........but it can reduce the severity of injuries that will lead to death of front passenger and yourself" Good, I think I'll just make you host of this entry.

11. "In short, take care of yourself and a person in front of you by wearing rear seatbelt"

Don't you agree? Feel free to add and comments..

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Why We Need Rear Seatbelts?

The topic is hot debate at the moment, so i have decide to give my 2 cents on the matter. Why rear seatbelts?

We do not want to be a killer.
1. Do you want to be one? Sure not, if you asked the same question to those who have been sent to the jail because of murder, big portion of them will say NO too unless in desperate situation.
2. They do not have choice but we have choice. Are we? "What the heck are you talking about, what is the relationship between killing and rear seatbelt. I dun see anything that relates them together!"
3. Hear this brother, my friend, my malaysian guy..During the crash, our weight will not be the same as we involve in quite significant high G. It has been said that our weight will be 40 times greater than normal during the impact. If lets say ur weight is 60kg, you will be like 2400 kg. Yes, you would be like an elephant during that time. Is an elephant weight is 2400kg?? I'll check it later. But the point is that such a great impulse force and it happens instantly. Don't trust me? see this picture:

Road Crash
4. Who do you think that do that kind of deformation on front seat?? Still don't trust me? See next:

Road Crash

5. Those effects solely can be done during the crash impact. Now you should imagine what happen to those who sit on the front seat that has been loaded with an elephant. So you still want to say that you are not a killer?? So buckle up at the back. And you could save your loved one.

We don't want to get killed.

6. Anyone here want to get killed? Yeah, if we talked about distressful and misery people who want to commit suicide, there are high chance of it. But the question is are we distressful kind of people? I'm sure not, at least that what I believe.

7. Thus, we have to value our life more. "Wait wait bro, please wait bro, so you imply that I do not value my life on road eh. I bought among the safest vehicle in the era and u said I do not take safety as my priority??!" No lah, that's not my intention. Ya'know, even the safest car can't always avoid casualities.

8. My intention is if we had slightest chance that we could save at least 1 life, we should go for it. Here is where rear seatbelt could save some life. Ah maybe you still dun understand, let me show you some picture of a case of my many cases to explain things.

Road Crash

9. This is a picture of among the safest vehicle on earth getting hit by a lorry. What can I say? The Toyota Harrier had 5 passengers including drivers. All 5 dead on the crash.

10. It is not my intention to deny God's will, but IMO, at least 1 person could be saved because she was located on survavibility space and quite far from the impact/crumpled zone only IF she wear rear seatbelt that would grip and get hold her. Let me show you how seatbelt could save life.

Road Crash

11. Watch the location of the passengers. Some of them are out of the damage profile and could be saved if they are hold on their position (by using rear seatbelt of course). However on this case, all three rear passengers were not buckle up even tho in the quite safe vehicle which provides rear seatbelt.

12. So think about it and value your life more by using rear seatbelt. Not every life can be saved, but we have to move forward to reduce the percent of fatalities on road. There is a saying, "Sediakan Payung Sebelum Hujan", which can be translated as an ACTION should be taken to secure our safety on roads and buckle up rear seatbelts are one of that many actions.

Don't you agree? Feel free to add and comments..

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Road is Not Taken

1. My first entry on this blog. I dunno what to start. The mood of writing and style shud be established. Well, to get the things started, lets hear a poem about road hehehe.

The Road is Not Taken

by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

2. Before the journey, it is common that we has a decision to make, which way is safer, which way is faster. Mentally, we will come to a fork or state in the road and needs to decide which way to go to continue the journey, journey of our daily life. After much internal debate, we might pick the road "less traveled by" or in other word less traffic and less congested. Trying a new way of driving on the new route pounding the decision.
3. The poem describes the tough choices people stand for when traveling the road of life, can as well say traveling in real roads, yes real roads or highway. The words "sorry" and "sigh" make the tone of poem somewhat gloomy and difficult. we are somewhat regrets leaves the possibilities of the road not chosen behind.
4. We realize that we probably won't pass this way again. Oh well, you can always turning back before too late, its just a route. And yes, statistically speaking, most road accidents happened due to the drivers chose the route he was not accustomed to. There is a saying, "jika di kandang kambing mengembek, jika di kandang harimau mengaum". So, please be careful when driving at the road we are not accustomed to.
5. Speeding without knowing your route is very dangerous. Well, driving on the same road everyday is of course a boring and mundane but remember one thing, safety must always come first..

Don't you agree? Feel free to add and comments..