There is no doubt that cycling has gained its popularity as more and more people are getting on the bike. But cycling on highways can be very dangerous and it is definitely not recommended!
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Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) director Datuk Azisman Alias said that it is prohibited to ride bicycles on highways, as reported by BERNAMA.
He advised cyclists who wanted to carry out the activity to always comply with the rules and regulations of roads in order to ensure the safety of themselves and other road users.
In a statement, he said: “JSPT finds that the issue of banning the use of bicycles on highways nationwide is currently a hot topic, especially for cycling enthusiasts.”
Azisman added that any individual who fails to comply with traffic signs prohibiting cycling on the highways is committing an offence under Section 79 (2) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
If convicted, the offender can be fined not less than RM300 and not more than RM2,000.
It’s great that more people are into a healthier lifestyle, but be safe while you’re at it!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat