Latar Belakang PDK Selayang

PDK Selayang (Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Selayang) telah ditubuhkan pada 1hb Sept 1991, oleh sekumpulan ibubapa kepada kanak-kanak kurang upaya (pada masa tersebut dipanggil sebagai kanak-kanak istimewa) yang anak-anak mereka telah dikeluarkan dari pembelajaran wajib di sekolah-sekolah aliran perdana di Selayang, dengan alasan mereka (OKU tersebut) "tidak boleh belajar". Alasan sebenar Guru Besar sekolah-sekolah tersebut ialah mereka takut graf pencapaian sekolah akan menurun.

Bermula dengan 15 orang kanak-kanak kurang upaya kelas diadakan sekali seminggu pada setiap hari Sabtu dari jam 8:30 pagi hingga 1:00 tengahari, dengan dilatih oleh seorang Petugas PDK (panggilan Cikgu PDK pada masa tersebut) iaitu Puan Noraini Othman.

Hari ini PDK Selayang telah berkembang pesat dengan jumlah pelatih OKU PDK seramai 102 orang melalui beberapa program iaitu Kelas Harian EIP, Kelas Harian LPV, Kelas Harian Pemulihan Perubatan (Pemulihan Anggota, Pemulihan Pertuturan dan Pemulihan Carakerja), Lawatan ke Rumah dan Program Rumah Kelompok (lelaki).

Kumpulan Sasar Utama: OKU (Orang Kurang Upaya)

Kumpulan Sasar Tambahan: Anak-Anak Yatim, Kanak-Kanak Kurang Bernasib Baik, Ibu Tunggal/Ibu Tinggal, Warga Emas dan Keluarga Miskin (dari lingkungan kumpulan sasar utama)

Kelas Harian EIP: 5 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat; 8:30am-12:30pm.

Kelas Harian LPV (Latihan Pemulihan Vokasional): 5 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat; 9:00am- 5:00pm.

Kelas harian Pemulihan Perubatan pula dijalankan seperti berikut:

Pemulihan Anggota: 5 hari/minggu; 8:30-11:30am; untuk OKU dari keluarga miskin dan berpendapatan rendah. Sabtu & Ahad pula dikhaskan kepada OKU yang keluarganya mampu bayar penuh kos pakar (OKU dari keluarga kaya).

Pemulihan Pertuturan: 3 hari/minggu 8:30am- 12:00pm; untuk OKU dari keluarga berpendapan rendah dan miskin dan hari 2 hari dalam seminggu dikhaskan untuk OKU dari keluarga kaya yang mampu membayar kos pakar.

Pemulihan Carakerja: 4 hari/minggu; Isnin-Jumaat kecuali Khamis; 8:30-11:30am; untuk pelatih kanak-kanak; 2:30-4:00pm untuk pelatih remaja PDK.

Program Lawatan ke Rumah: 2 kali/minggu; Selasa (2:00-4:00 petang) dan Sabtu (9:30am-12:30pm).

Program Rumah Kelompok (Lelaki): menempatkan seramai 4 OKU yang telah bekerja.

PDK Selayang yang ditadbir-urus oleh satu Jawatankuasa yang dilantik oleh ibubapa/penjaga OKU.

PDK Selayang dipengerusikan oleh Y. Bhg. Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr Haji Azhari Md Salleh, dengan kekuatan Jawatankuasa seramai 13 orang.

Seramai 15 kakitangan berkhidmat di PDK Selayang yang diketuai oleh Penyelia PDK iaitu Puan Noraini Othman, 8 orang Petugas PDK, 3 orang Pakar Pemulihan Perubatan, 1 orang Pemandu dan 3 orang Pembantu. 3 orang kakitangan PDK Selayang adalah dari kalangan OKU.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Multiple Traffic Offenders : Over 1.4 million habitual road offenders

PUTRAJAYA: Habitual traffic offenders are the main cause of accidents in the country.

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) estimates that at any one time, there may be over 1.4 million habitual traffic offenders on the road. There are currently 12 million people with driving licences.

JPJ director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan said the involvement of these offenders in accidents was evident from frequent findings that showed those involved in major accidents had been booked multiple times.

Bad drivers: Motorists beating the red light at a junction entering Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur.

“There are no figures available on the exact number of habitual offenders, such as those committing more than three offences within two months, as this is an unresearched area.

“However, we expect the number to be well above the figures – of between 9% and 12% – in developed countries like France and Britain,” he told The Star here yesterday.

He said there was a need for concern as there was a growing number of Malaysians misbehaving on roads and committing offences that directly contributed to accidents, even fatalities.

“Speeding tops the list of offences by habitual offenders. Other offences are queue jumping, overtaking on the double line, beating traffic lights, speaking on mobile phones while driving and the illegal use of emergency lanes,” he said.

The department was serious about reducing the average of 18 accident-related deaths on roads each day and controlling the attitude and behaviour of road users like taxi and bus drivers, and other transport operators, Solah added.

“The way to achieve this is by ensuring that poor and dangerous driving habits do not spread,” he said, adding that bad driving habits frequently stemmed from bad behaviour, which, if left unchecked, could develop into a negative culture.

He said all it took for such negative culture to take hold was the acceptance of bad driving as a “norm”.

“It is an easy trap to fall into. Bad practices on the road can spread easily. When a motorist is seen taking to the emergency lanes, others will find it hard not to follow suit when caught in traffic jams,” he pointed out.

Recently, the Government had announced that motorists fined more than thrice within two months would be labelled “habitual offenders” and forced to pay double the fines under a new traffic summons system.

Solah said the doubling of fines for habitual offenders under the new system for summonses issued from March 1 and the decision not to offer any discount for serious offences would ensure that they felt the sting.

He said issuing demerit points electronically to such repeat offenders without the need for them to appear in person at JPJ offices would also force them to be more careful.

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