The government might be raising the current speed limit of 110 km/h on highways.
This was reported by The Malay Mail, who quoted works minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof. Although nothing has been decided as of yet, Fadilah explained that the government is open to the proposal of raising the national highway speed limit.
However, an in-depth study has to be conducted before any decision is made. Discussions with the Road Safety Department (JKJR) and Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) will also be held to come to a conclusion.
“In the context of setting the speed limit, it is not up to the Works Department alone but we work with JKJR and MIROS for their perspectives from the aspect of safety. We see it more from the aspect of safety, because our highways have been designed for a maximum speed limit of only 120 km/h, but some people drive up to 200 km/h and in Malaysia the road accident rate is high.”
He also emphasised that although several other factors contribute to road accidents, speed was one of the main causes of fatalities.
Considering how tedious the process of adjusting the speed limit is, it seems like it will be some time before any change is made. In the meantime, keep to the speed limit of 110 km/h, peeps!
Source: The Malay Mail via Paultan / Featured Image: YouTube.