Zizgzag lines for five more roads

Zizgzag lines for five more roads

The Star Online - Metro·2020-01-23 00:31

Warranty period up to 90 days! Best electrical services in town!
If our cleaning services are unsatisfying, 2nd time is FREE!

AS a precaution to prevent accidents, the Penang government will mark zigzag lines near pedestrian crossings on five roads to indicate that motorists need to slow down. The five locations are in Light Street (in front of State Legislative Assembly building), Beach Street (near the junction with Bishop Street), Jalan Kampung Kolam (near the junction with Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling), Penang Road (near the junction with Chulia Street) and Gurney Drive (near Gurney hawker centre). State public works, utilities and flood mitigation committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari said the first zigzag was introduced in Burmah Road, just in front of the Malaysian Buddhist Association, in October. “The public are supportive of this initiative but many of them are not aware of its purpose,” he told reporters at a press conference. Zairil added that to promote awareness of this project, three educational videos had been uploaded onto social media. “The videos will also be screened by TGV Cinemas in Paragon Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and a mall in Bukit Mertajam before the start of a movie as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.” Penang Island City councillor Connie Tan Hooi Peng, who was also at the press conference, said the zigzag lines at the five locations would be drawn up by March upon the approval of the council’s infrastructure committee. “Our focus is on behavioural change. We want drivers to slow down for pedestrians. “Two deaths have been reported at pedestrian crossings in Burmah Road since 2017,” she said. Also present were TGV Cinemas regional manager (field operations) Mohd Asyraf Yong, Malaysia Road Safety Department director M. Thurkah, council senior engineer (traffic) Zainuddin Mohamad Shariff plus Miros research officers Mohd Shafie Nemmang and Syed Tajul Malik Syed Tajul Arif.


Read full article on The Star Online - Metro

Malaysia SE Asia Entertainment