Traffic light needed at risky T-junction


Passing vehicles at the T-junction in Jalan Kamunting Lama often obstruct the view of motorists coming from Taman Bukit Mas.

TAMAN Bukit Mas residents in Taiping are appealing to Taiping Municipal Council to instal a traffic light at the T-junction in Jalan Kamunting Lama which leads to the housing area.

Its Rukun Tetangga vice-chairman Guna said many accidents had taken place there and hoped the council could address the problem.

“There were four accidents in March.

“I have witnessed these myself. Most occur during peak hours, especially on Friday afternoons as well as office and schooling hours,” he said.

He said a recent accident was a hit-and-run involving a car, lorry and a motorcycle.

“There are no deaths so far, but people have been seriously injured,” he added.

Guna said several factors in the surrounding area had contributed to the accidents, namely the T-junction located on a slightly curved road and two opposite lanes consisting of single carriageway.“Motorists from Kamunting wanting to turn into Taman Bukit Mas block the view of those coming from the back,” he said, adding that people had also requested for the road to be widened.

Rukun Tetangga committee member Balraaj Singh said the residents had requested for traffic lights since 2010.

“We submitted our request to the council and informed our state assemblyman.

“We also submitted a letter to council president Datuk Abd Rahim Md Ariff in 2016,” he added.

A council spokesman confirmed that they received the request from the residents, adding that plans were afoot to instal the traffic lights.

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