Dangerous stretch needs upgrading

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  • Saturday, 25 Apr 2015

THERE have been a number of fatal road accidents along Jalan Sikamat, beginning from the Sikamat army camp until the Raja Melewar Teacher Training Institute in Seremban.

Two weeks ago, a young boy on a motorcycle was killed near the army camp in an accident involving a car.

This week, a school student on a motorcycle suffered serious injuries in a collision.

This part of Jalan Sikamat is quite narrow and is the main access route to several housing estates. There are also three secondary schools located close to each other along this stretch. It is common for a bottleneck to form around 6.30am near these schools.

Many motorcyclists, including school students, tend to overtake cars moving slowly on the congested road and ride on the opposing lane, risking a collision with oncoming cars.

Traffic police should be present early in the morning and after schooling hours to nab motorcyclists who speed and ride without helmets.

A concrete road divider should be built to prevent motorcyclists from cutting into opposing lanes and colliding with oncoming vehicles. This stretch of road could do with proper signs and better lighting.



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