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Speed limits on federal and state roads nationwide to reduce by 10kph during CNY festive season

The speed limit on federal and state roads nationwide will be temporarily reduced by 10kph from 18 to 27 January in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations, says the Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanti Linggi.

He said this during a press conference after launching the road safety campaign for Chinese New Year with Transport Minister Anthony Loke at the Dengkil Northbound rest stop on Tuesday (17 January).

According to the minister, this would then make the speed limit 80kph on federal roads and 70kph on state roads.

“There will also be temporary changes to the current speed limit signs to reflect this reduction,” he said.

He explained that these speed limits were imposed to address accidents that frequently occur at 76 “blackspots”.

“In 2022, a total of 53 blackspot locations were repaired and improved for RM17.2 million. Meanwhile, 40 locations posed a danger due to dark roads, so streetlights were installed for RM4.7 million,” he said.

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Around 2,000 JPJ officers on duty during CNY

At the same time, Loke said the Road Transport Department (JPJ) would deploy as many as 2,000 officers on duty during the Chinese New Year period.

“Among the initiatives taken by JPJ are discreetly riding express buses to ensure the operators abide by the law.”

“It is a preventive measure (rather than) issuing compounds… and to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy.”

“We want to educate, advocate and prevent mishaps,” he said.

Loke added that the department had inspected buses at 77 depots and 28 terminals from 14 January until Tuesday to ensure the vehicles were in optimal condition.

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