Malaysians are becoming more and more interested in cycling around town, which is a good thing, because it reduces greenhouse gases unlike motorised vehicles.
But this also causes an increase in bicycles on busy roads, which can lead to the risk of accidents.
Upon reviewing certain solutions to help make Malaysian roads safer for cyclists, the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has suggested licenses and number plates for bicycles.
Utusan Malaysia, 16 September 2020 – “MIROS sedang mengkaji keperluan lesen dan nombor plat untuk basikal memandangkan…
Ir. Ts. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim, the Director General of MIROS said, “MIROS is looking into the license and number plate requirements for bicycles as it is a trend and interest for most communities.”
Upon hearing the suggestion, netizens had mixed reviews.
This comment says, “Anyways, number plates doesn’t guarantee safety. Make separate bicycle lanes that can guarantee safety. Don’t take the easy and cheap way to solve a big problem.”
This comment, on the other hand, reads, “A good suggestion. It’ll make it easier for the authorities to give out fines when there are number plates.”
What do you think?
Will installing number plates and administrating licenses for bicycles help reduce the risk of cyclist-related accidents on the road?
Let us know your opinions in the comment section.
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