Police to Act Against Motorcyclists Who Don’t Use Motorcycle Lane

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  • The Royal Malaysian Police will carry out more operations to nab motorcyclists who have “discipline problems,” including not utilizing the motorcycle lane.

  • Other offences include riding without a valid license and road tax.

  • They nabbed a motorcyclist who had 23 outstanding summonses and 9 arrest warrants two days ago.

The Royal Malaysian Police will carry out more operations to nab motorcyclists who have “discipline problems,” including not utilizing the motorcycle lane.

The police added that this wasn’t the only problem as they have stopped many motorcyclists who ride without (or expired) license and motorcycle road tax. They even arrested a rider who has 23 outstanding summonses and 9 arrest warrants to his name, besides not owning a riding license.

Additionally, the police issued 162 summoses within a two-hour period in just one traffic operation two days ago.

Indeed, this writer personally witnessed the recalcitrance of motorcyclists who chose to ride on the main highway instead of the motorcycle lane during a recent Hari Raya safety campaign at the Bukit Jelutong Toll Plaza. A number of riders chose to u-turn against oncoming traffic while others squeezed past cars, busses and trucks at the booths.

While we understand that the condition of motorcycle lanes isn’t exactly conducive to riding, we are required to use it by law. However, we implore the authorities to pay attention to provide a safer environment to motorcyclists, instead of going after silly policies that serve no purpose other than riling public anger.

Source: Sinar Harian

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