Implement visitors rules for motorcyclists to interrupt their dangerous habits: USM transport engineering lecturer

Transport engineering lecturer on the Universiti Sains Malaysia College of Civil Engineering, Ahmad Farhan Mohd Sadullah has referred to as on the authorities to implement visitors rules to interrupt their dangerous habits and decrease their loss of life toll on the street, The Sun Daily reported.

The matter is pressing, contemplating that motorcyclists accounted for 70 out of each 100 street deaths in Malaysia as of August 2021, stated Ahmad Farhan.

“Unlicensed motorcyclists within the nation be taught dangerous habits since childhood when dad and mom enable them to experience 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 stated.

Motorcyclists solely comply with the foundations to acquire a license, and the foundations are disregarded after that, and now not comply with them in every day life which is the basis reason for the excessive accident charge, The Solar Every day quoted Ahmad Farhan as saying.

In keeping with Universiti Putra Malaysia street security analysis centre chief Regulation Teik Hua, it’s simple for motorcyclists to beat visitors lights as bikes typically can speed up shortly, and the shortage of enforcement permits them to make reckless selections resembling working purple lights.

“If enforcement is stepped up, it is going to pressure motorcyclists to maintain inside the visitors guidelines, and as extra of them achieve this, will probably be awkward for others to interrupt the legislation. Schooling about street security have to be stepped up and younger youngsters must be taught in regards to the risks they are going to face in the event that they proceed to disregard the rules,” Regulation stated.

In keeping with the UPM street security analysis centre chief, enforcement officers can make use of the most recent know-how to make sure that motorcyclists are conscious that they’re being monitored, and might be hauled up for visitors offences at any time.

Regulation stated that though there are motorcycle-specific lanes on highways, most motorcyclists want to make use of the primary roads as they’re newer and properly constructed, whereas bike lanes are over 40 years outdated, The Solar Every day quoted him as saying.

“The federal government should actively start constructing extra segregated bike lanes and warn motorcyclists to make use of them or face the implications,” Regulation stated.