THE issue of “Mat Lajak” (youngsters who race or perform stunts on modified bicycles) being a road menace and endangering themselves has been going on for too long.
The social problem of children running wild in the small hours of the morning needs serious looking into. Yet I don’t see how it is especially hard to stop them: one just needs to confiscate their highly modified bicycles. Keep on confiscating their bicycles if they buy more. See if their parents will be willing to keep spending money on buying bicycles again and again. Hit them in the pockets.
I am aghast at the effort to mollycoddle such irresponsible behaviour, as suggested by the Youth and Sports Minister. Motorists might be involved in serious accidents when they find themselves sharing the road with these stunt riders going at high speeds by lying flat on their bikes.
This nonsensical behaviour needs to be curbed, not “re-directed” by the authorities. Confiscate their bicycles and we will end their stupidity.
TAN EE WAH