KUALA LUMPUR – Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has implemented new traffic
initiatives in the city by creating motorcycle priority zones at several traffic
The zone that is painted in red and white will be the location marker for
motorcyclists’ temporary stop while waiting for the change of traffic lights.
Motorcyclists are no longer allowed to stop outside the zone allocated and
other vehicles must stop behind the marked area.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said the structuring
of traffic is to ensure the safety of pedestrians and enable motorcyclists to
stop their machines safely.
“Through this initiative, I hope it can lessen the instances of crime on
roads such as snatch thefts and the breaking of car windows,” he told a
press conference here today.
Mhd Amin Nordin said to date, DBKL had prepared the motorcycles zones at
three locations, namely, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Tun
DBKL has also identified several other locations to place the facility, such
as at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“We (DBKL) will create a motorcycle zone each month at motorcycle hotspots.
Each zone, with an area of 20 feet is capable of accommodating more than 20
motorcycles at any one time,” he said.
According to Mhd Amin Nordin, at the initial stage, DBKL would give a
three-month trial period to enable road users to get accustomed to the new
Following the trial period, Mhd Amin Nordin said road users who fail to
comply with the directive would be fined between RM50 and RM100.