Mat lajak, youngsters who race and do stunts on modified bicycles known as basikal lajak or mosquito bikes, used to be prevalent in Johor. Now, they’re a danger to themselves and other road users in many parts of the country. Parents, say stakeholders, must be more responsible for their children’s behaviour.
A SPECIAL taskforce should be set up to look at the root cause of mat lajak and ways to tackle it.
National Road Safety Council member Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said this should be done immediately because the social ill has claimed lives.