The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) is proposing a 30 km/h speed limit on roads in urban, residential, city and village areas.
This follows after a global ministerial conference last year in which Malaysia was a part of, where 18 new resolutions on road safety were mandated.
At the conference, 80 ministers from their respective countries pledged to halve road fatalities by 2030. The 30 km/h speed limit will allow all motorists to share the road safely, according to MIROS.
The proposed speed limit will need to be finalised with authorities such as JPJ and Ministry of Works before being brought up to the Ministry of Transport.
Whether this will work or not, we’ll just have to see. Do people even observe speed limits these days? How many times have we all driven past an 80 km/h sign, at much higher speeds?
How will they even enforce this in villages? Where motorcycle users are still riding without helmets?