08 Nov '17, 4am

No plans to raise national speed limits, says KKR

It looks like the current speed limits are here to stay after all. According to the works ministry, the government has no plans to increase the current speed limit of 80 km/h on state roads, 90 km/h on federal roads and 110 km/h on expressways. The Sun reported that the decision is based on statistics showing that the rate of road accident is still high, and that there would be cost implications to upgrade the geometric of the roads involved. “The speed limit of every road was set and gazetted after taking into consideration its geometric design, traffic flow capacity and accident risks. Although some expressways in the country were designed to sustain speeds of over 110 km/h, the speed limit gazetted by the government remains at a maximum level of 110 km/h,” the ministry said in a written reply to Merbok MP Dr Ismail Daut. Back in 2015, Lumut MP Haji Mohamad Imran propose...

Full article: https://paultan.org/2017/11/08/there-are-no-plans-to-rais...

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