Traffic timers in towns and cities


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 13 Jul 2003

BY V.P. SUJATA

SUNGAI SIPUT: The Works Ministry will install countdown timers at traffic lights on federal roads which run through towns and cities.  

This would be done in stages depending on the traffic volume in each place, minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said. 

The timers would alert motorists the amount of time left for them to stop or to proceed, he said, adding that the timers doubled as a safety feature to help avoid accidents. 

“I first saw the timer in Malacca and later in Ipoh. But these were installed by the local councils,” he said. 

Sungai Siput would be the first small town to have the timers installed and that would be after the upgrading of its main road, he told reporters on Friday after attending a briefing by state PWD director Datuk I. Dorairajoo on the RM25mil upgrading of the road from Kanthan to Salak Utara on Federal Route One. 

Samy Vellu said the 12km-stretch would be upgraded to a dual carriageway.  

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