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Enforcement of wearing helmet in IIUM: What say you?

Beginning on July 2009, the university authority will be enforcing the practice of wearing helmet for the motorcyclist. The move, as said by the rector of IIUM, Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Syed Arabi Idid during the meeting with the Students’ Representative Council was done in order to create the walking environment and for the safety of the students themselves. From the session with the rector its look like the move is inevitable. However the IIUM authority is still accepting for a dialogue with the students, therefore on 27 Mei 2009, the SRC will be organizing a dialogue session to discuss this matter in depth.

What will be the effect on the student when the enforcement begins?

Well for one thing it is for the safety of the student itself, where most of death cases involving the motorcycles resulted from the head injury, hence by imposing the rule it can prevent the worst case scenario. We could however imagine that motorcyclists have to go to the kulliyyah wearing helmet, and not only kulliyyah, even when they want to go to the field or cafĂ© in the next mahallah or even at ‘Waqec’, helmets must be on their head. Whether this will be the reality, it is still in the dark on the affected condition, however the possibility is there. Surely this will discourage the students to ride motorcycle in this campus, hence the intention of the IIUM authority to create the walking environment in IIUM. Is safety the serious concern in IIUM? Do many accidents with serious injury on the motorcyclist occur in our university? In-depth research needs to be done on this matter, and SRC is currently looking into this matter. However we need to know the views of the students, especially the motorcyclist regarding this issue.

Let us know your views and suggestions through our email at srciium.presidential@yahoo.com or response to our blog at http://src-iium.blogspot.com or SMS to 017 3982531. Your opinion is highly significant in determining the future of this issue in IIUM.

7 comments:

Ir.Hilmi said...

secara jujurnya..aku tak setuju..
takkan nak jalan dekat2 dlm uia ni pon kena pakai helmet..
pastu dlm kelas nak taruk mane helmet..
nnti ade kes baru plak timbul..kes curik helmet dlm uia..

myadlan said...

try check the accident statistics regarding head injury for motorcyclist within campus.

however, I'd suggest to enforce the use of helmet outside UIA. its weird to see students going out to sg.pusu or other eating places without wearing helmet on busy roads.

SRC said...

myadlan, your suggestion will be placed into consideration, as the chances of accident outside is higher than inside.

Regarding the issue about wearing helmets inside, do you agree if I were to say that "prevention is better than cure"? Do we have to wait for accidents to happen and statistics before implementing such rules?

Thank you for all of you comments

cherry said...

it is more weird if we see students wearing helmet from mahallah aminah to engin...
kepada src,tanyalah pendapat orang yang ada mtr,jangan tanya opndapat orang yang jalan kaki.,,diorang xrase cmne orang yang naik mtr rse,.

as-Soff said...

bagi la option kat student laki. sama ada nak pakai helmet ataupun kopiah. kalu accident insyaAllah syahid. hehe..

Badrul Aini Sha'ari said...

salam perjuangan...

walaupun pihak pentadbiran mahu mewajibkan pemakaian helmet, saya rasa amat wajar untuk ditukarkan sistem jalan sehala sekarang kepada sistem 2 hala seperti biasa...

zelo55 said...

ok hal ni dah lame...
tapi ak sbgai student berhak gak mnyuarakan pendapat...
sebelum buat undang2 baru ni...

sediakan garaj motor kat setiap kuliah...
n pastikan cukup untuk tmpung setiap student..

takkan nk bawak helmet masuk dlam kelas plak...
buku dah bnyak tp nk bawak plak helmet...
klau ditinggal kat motor hujan basah kuyup...

so klau nk buat rule cmni....
buat ape2 yg boleh buat rule tu berjalan smooth dulu before luluskan or ape ke...

just my 2 cents...

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