Wednesday, April 27, 2011 4:36 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: The government does not plan to dispose of all vehicles over 15 years old because it does not yet have a suitable mechanism for doing so, Deputy Transport Minister Jelaing Mersat said.
The government would also have to get the views of non-governmental organisations and the public before disposal of all old vehicles could be enforced, he told the Dewan Negara.
Although use of these old vehicles was allowed, the road transport department and police were ensuring that they were road-worthy, he said when winding the debate on the motion to thank Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin for his royal address on Tuesday.
I refer to the above report and wish to comment that the government should encourage badly accident damaged or total-loss cars to be scrap as it will reduce theft and accident due to repairs that are not properly done.
But first the government should come out with an incentive plan in order to encourage car owner to scrap their cars, and this is nothing new and are taking place in neighbouring countries.
Our country has been so call a car manufacturing country for more than 25 years but is a bit late in handling this cars scrapping issue. I really hope the government will take this matter seriously.