KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has implemented new traffic initiatives in the city by creating motorcycle priority zones at several traffic light areas.
The zone painted red and white will be the location marker for motorcyclists to temporarily stop while waiting for the change in traffic lights.
Motorcyclists are no longer allowed to stop outside the allocated zone and other vehicles must stop behind the marked area.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said the structuring of traffic was to ensure the safety of pedestrians and enable motorcyclists to stop their machines safely.
“Through this initiative, I hope it can lessen the instances of crime on the roads such as snatch thefts and the breaking of car windows,” he told a press conference here today.
Mhd Amin Nordin said to date, DBKL had prepared the motorcycle zones at Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Tun Perak.
DBKL also identified several other locations to place the facility including Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“We (DBKL) will create a motorcycle zone each month at motorcycle hotspots.
“Each 20-foot zone is capable of accommodating more than 20 motorcycles at any one time,” he said.
Mhd Amin Nordin said DBKL would give an initial three-month trial period to enable road users to get accustomed to the new traffic structure.
Following the trial period, Mhd Amin Nordin said road users who failed to comply with the directive would be fined between RM50 and RM100. -FMT