Danger lurks at SMART Tunnel


  • Letters
  • Tuesday, 22 May 2007

New and sleek: A suggestion that the authorities place some speed regulators at SMART Tunnel, especially on the Jalan Tun Razak stretch. 

SYABAS to the Malaysian Government for opening the much awaited SMART Tunnel.  

However, allow me to share my views on the tunnel.  

1) It is very winding, and if you enter from the TUDM entrance, the exit where it forks out to either Jalan Sultan Ismail or Jalan Tun Razak has a blind corner. I have seen near misses when vehicle suddenly switch lanes.  

I suggest the rubber barrier be extended an extra 200 metres before the forks exit together with the wordings on the road.  

In addition, place at least two convex mirrors, one at the forked exit, and another 200 metres before so that the drivers can see the approaching forked exit.  

2) The tunnel looks claustrophobic, and with speeding vehicles would be a death trap if a vehicle stalls in an emergency or is involved in an accident. More so, if the vehicle catches fire.  

3) Although the speed is set at 60kph, I can see most vehicles exceeding that limit and it would be suicidal placing a police road block in the tunnel. There is hardly any space for manoeuvring.  

I anticipate midnight revellers having a high speed spree in the tunnel and I suggest that the authorities place some speed regulators on the road to prevent this, especially on the Jalan Tun Razak stretch.  

 

S.K. ONG, 

Kuala Lumpur.  

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