Transport engineering lecturer on the Universiti Sains Malaysia College of Civil Engineering, Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah has known as on the authorities to implement visitors laws to interrupt their unhealthy habits and decrease their loss of life toll on the highway, The Sun Daily reported.
The matter is pressing, contemplating that motorcyclists accounted for 70 out of every 100 road deaths in Malaysia as of August 2021, mentioned Ahmad Farhan.
“Unlicensed motorcyclists within the nation be taught unhealthy habits since childhood when dad and mom permit them to journey their machines round their housing estates and villages. Even enforcement officers look on smilingly after they see youngsters using round their housing estates. The truth that no motion is taken emboldens them to behave as they want,” he mentioned.
Motorcyclists solely observe the principles to acquire a license, and the principles are disregarded after that, and now not observe them in day by day life which is the basis explanation for the excessive accident fee, The Solar Day by day quoted Ahmad Farhan as saying.
In accordance with Universiti Putra Malaysia highway security analysis centre chief Regulation Teik Hua, it’s straightforward for motorcyclists to beat visitors lights as bikes typically can speed up shortly, and the dearth of enforcement permits them to make reckless selections comparable to working purple lights.
“If enforcement is stepped up, it should drive motorcyclists to maintain throughout the visitors guidelines, and as extra of them accomplish that, it will likely be awkward for others to interrupt the regulation. Training about highway security should be stepped up and younger youngsters have to be taught in regards to the risks they are going to face in the event that they proceed to disregard the laws,” Regulation mentioned.
In accordance with the UPM highway security analysis centre chief, enforcement officers can make use of the newest know-how to make sure that motorcyclists are conscious that they’re being monitored, and could be hauled up for visitors offences at any time.
Regulation mentioned that though there are motorcycle-specific lanes on highways, most motorcyclists choose to make use of the primary roads as they’re newer and properly constructed, whereas motorbike lanes are over 40 years outdated, The Solar Day by day quoted him as saying.
“The federal government should actively start constructing extra segregated motorbike lanes and warn motorcyclists to make use of them or face the implications,” Regulation mentioned.