‘Make road safer for motorists’

Tang (second left) with the e-skuad team observing a motorist driving in the middle of two lanes when turning into Pepper Estate, Penang.

MOTORISTS are finding it hard to turn into Vale of Tempe Road from Pepper Estate due to the perpetual traffic flow from Jalan Mount Erskine, said Penang MCA.

Its spokesman Tang Heap Seng said he had received numerous complaints from residents there and Medan Fettes about the traffic situation.

“Based on observations from the party’s e-skuad team, it is indeed dangerous to make a right turn there.

“I hope the relevant authorities will take note of the matter and make necessary changes so that it is not so dangerous to motorists, ” he said, adding that the team visited the site before the movement control order (MCO) started.

On another matter, Tang, who is also Bukit Bendera MCA division chairman, said the bridge leading into Pepper Estate is also too narrow.

“It is difficult for two cars from opposite directions to cross the bridge simultaneously.

“Also, when motorists turn into Pepper Estate from Jalan Mount Erskine, they tend to drive through the middle of two lanes.

“If another car happens to drive out at the same time, an accident could happen.

“Safety must be the priority. The authorities should immediately conduct a study and address the local traffic, and re-plan to improve the safety of residents in and out of the area, ” he said.

Also present were Bukit Bendera MCA division e-skuad spokesman Lim Ching Yang, division deputy organising secretary Lee Seng How and vice chairman Khoo Soon Hin.

Penang Island City councillor Tan Seng Keat, when contacted, said he will liaise with the Public Works Department to look into the issues.

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