KEPALA BATAS: A nasi lemak seller died while her husband was seriously injured after their stall was hit a car driven by a man under influence at Jalan Bertam Indah, here today. Seberang Perai Utara district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said in the 10am incident, the Proton Saga Iswara which was heading from Bertam Indah towards Paya Keladi was believed to have gone out of control and skidded to the side of the road before hitting the stall. “Due to the impact, the couple were flung about 10m away from the stall onto a road in the Taman Bertam Indah area. “The female victim, Roslinda Mohamad Isa, 44, died while receiving treatment at the Kepala Batas Hospital at about noon, while her husband, Mat Subri Saad, 44, who is being treated at the same hospital, has suffered severe injuries to his head and hands,“ he said here today. He said the 31-year-old car driver who is a blacksmith, suffered minor injuries, and early tests revealed he was driving under the … [Read more...] about Woman killed after car crashes into nasi lemak stall
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KUANTAN: Four people including a small girl were killed in a mishap involving two lorries and a car in Jalan Kuari Bukit Mendi-Felda Bukit Mendi in Bera near here today. State Fire and Rescue Department deputy director Mohd Sani Harul said the accident took place at 1.35pm and all the victims were from the car, a Perodua Viva. ‘’The dead were an adult man, two women and a child,’’ he told reporters through a statement here today. He said that a lorry driver was injured and sent to the Bukit Mendi Health Clinic while the driver of the other lorry was unhurt. ‘’An officer and five firemen in a fire engine from the Triang Fire and Rescue Station rushed to the scene and extricated the bodies of all the victims which were trapped in the car,’’ he said. Mohd Sani said that the Perodua Viva car had ploughed under an empty lorry while the other lorry ended on the road shoulder during the crash. He said the bodies of all the victims, who had yet … [Read more...] about Four die in mishap involving two lorries, car
WASHINGTON: Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions.Uber said the new production XC90 will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and have human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals, but added it has factory-installed steering and braking systems designed for computer rather than human control.Previously, Uber had purchased about 250 Volvo XC90 SUVs and retrofitted them for self-driving use.The new vehicles - known by the internal code number 519G and under development for several years - are safer, more reliable and will "soon" replace the older vehicles in Uber's fleet, said Eric Meyhofer, the head of Uber's Advanced Technologies Group."This is about going to production," said Meyhofer in an interview at an Uber conference in Washington Tuesday.The new vehicle also has several back-up systems for both steering and braking functions as … [Read more...] about Uber to unveil next-generation Volvo self-driving car
I have a love-hate relationship with travel insurance - it's the umbrella I know I should bring out, yet am always tempted to leave at home. Whether or not you should get travel insurance is up to you, but if you've already decided that you want it, there are actually several ways you can save money on it, such as travel insurance promotions. Some credit cards also cover you for free if you book your flights with the card. 7 WAYS TO SAVE ON TRAVEL INSURANCE IN SINGAPORE (2019) Single-trip travel insurance in Singapore typically cost around $25+ for basic plans and up to $100+ for the most comprehensive ones. To aid you in your quest to stretch that holiday dollar, here are 7 money-saving hacks when it comes to shopping for travel insurance: 1. CHECK IF YOUR CREDIT CARD OFFERS COMPLIMENTARY TRAVEL INSURANCE. Let's start with the free stuff first - complimentary travel insurance promotions when you charge your return flights to your credit card. Most credits cards in Singapore offer free … [Read more...] about 7 ways to save on travel insurance in Singapore
While the status quo of transportation in Singapore is public transport, cars still make up a considerable portion of travel. But cars are no affordable alternative to public transportation as purchasing a car often requires a six-figure commitment. Thus, many people consider leasing rather than purchasing a vehicle. However, while leasing a car requires lower up front costs and peace of mind regarding maintenance and insurance, will it save the driver money over the long term? We break down the costs below. OWNING A CAR COSTS MORE INITIALLY, BUT IS CHEAPER LONG-TERM When deciding whether to buy or lease a car, drivers consider more than just the price of the vehicle. In the case of leasing, the convenience is an attractive benefit since you get a brand new car for a neat monthly price that includes insurance, roadside assistance, maintenance and road tax. Another benefit with leasing that can entice financially constrained drivers is that the upfront cost is an affordable deposit that … [Read more...] about Buying or leasing a car: Which one is cheaper?