DBKL and MIROS to implement 30 km/h, 50 km/h speed limits in Kuala Lumpur

First proposed in May last year, the Malaysia Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has announced that they are currently working with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to make the 30 km/h and 50 km/h speed limits within certain parts of the capital city a reality.

The announcement was made by MIROS Chairman Suret Singh on Twitter, which read “DBKL and MIROS will work together to make speed limit [sic] 30 kmph for selected zones and 50kmph for [others] a reality.”

Aside from that, the two entities are also in talks to share CCTV data and footages to better study and pick out traffic offences within the city centre.

The locations for the new speed limit zones have yet to be finalised, but Suret Singh said in response to a concerned citizen that it will be piloted first in “one or two locations and perfect it first before proceeding further”.

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The proposal for the lowered speed limit was brought forward following the Stockholm Declaration in 2020, of which Malaysia was part of. During the global ministerial conference, 80 ministers from their respective countries pledged to halve road fatalities by 2030.

Included in the Declaration is the call for law enforcements to mandate a 30 km/h speed limit for areas where vulnerable road users and vehicles frequently coexist, except where “strong evidence exists that higher speeds are safe”.

The World Health Organisation have also pledged their support for the proposal, who said that in addition to reducing road fatalities, also help create “healthy, green, and liveable cities”.

[Source: ProtectRoadUsers @SuretSingh/Twitter]


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