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alexhay
12-12-2006, 10:10 AM
Today I was driving and got stuck in an usual jam along Old Klang Road.

Suddenly this question came into my mind as I saw a lot of single driver.

What if suddenly the government came out a ruling that at a certain hours, only those with 2 or more people in the car can be on the road ?

Feeeback please...

as for me, no way. it will cause a lot of trouble ..

sugarstic
12-12-2006, 10:17 AM
I doubt that sort of ruling can ever happen... it would be too big a restriction... but, encouraging car-pooling is always recommended... :)

alexhay
12-12-2006, 10:22 AM
yeah you are right, but how many of us are willing to car pool ? that is the main question.

For example, if you car pool with a person, and so happen that evening you need to settle some stuff and you need to send that person home, what would you do ?

sugarstic
12-12-2006, 10:34 AM
Back in Uni/college days, it made perfect sense to car pool because we were dead short of cash and we were attending the same lectures anyway... but for working people, it can be rather hard...

Timon
12-12-2006, 11:21 AM
Today I was driving and got stuck in an usual jam along Old Klang Road.

Suddenly this question came into my mind as I saw a lot of single driver.

What if suddenly the government came out a ruling that at a certain hours, only those with 2 or more people in the car can be on the road ?

Feeeback please...

as for me, no way. it will cause a lot of trouble ..


Such ruling will never be implemented unless the government can improve the public transport especially the KTM Komuter, Putra LRT, Monotail, ..., etc.

Do you know that KTM Komuter to Sentul got "technical problem" again and all passenger (including me) must "JUMP" from the train in order to catch another komuter? :mad:

alexhay
12-12-2006, 11:35 AM
aiya... that scene is a usual thing already...

Firefly
12-12-2006, 01:38 PM
Saw this on Sunday evening...
Was driving along the Federal Highway at around 6+ evening saw a few policemen in white and a few in dark blue on the stretch near the GAB, on the side of traffic coming towards Sunway/ Subang/ Klang. There were just stopping cars. In the process, they created a long queue stretching from them all the way to beyond the Jalan 222 exit.

Just a bit down the road, where the Straits timber is another policeman with a walkitalki (2 way radio) among the bushes reporting all the cars that jump queue. Now remember that they were the ones creating a jam. :eek: what sort of attics are they showing!!!

orchipalar
12-12-2006, 02:08 PM
Err buddies...in the States n Canada...the state patrol police(smokeys)...n RCMPs would do the same thing hiding behind bill boards...or ambushing somewhere...armed with radar speed detectors...to track down speeding n traffic offenders...n this similar sorta antic...is being used anywhere in the world for the same purpose...

How else would they catch the offenders in the acts...?

Err...use helicopters...or rocket propelled backpacks...on roller skates (http://www.the-rocketman.com/capt-rollerball.html)? :D

alexhay
12-12-2006, 02:11 PM
firefly..that scene also happen during peak hours. encountered it a few times on my way back home at around 630 ~ 700 pm. they are there to catch those using the emergency lane, driving without seat belts and etc.

sugarstic
12-12-2006, 03:51 PM
Federal Highway is always experiencing traffic jams at any given hour of the day! And these policemen just had to add on to the misery of the drivers... but then again, when I see a car being stopped because they were caught driving on the emergency lane (jumping queue), I don't feel so mad at them anymore.. hehe..

evecyanide
12-12-2006, 10:09 PM
In the States, they have car pool lanes... if I'm not mistaken, for 3 persons and above. You wanna enjoy the less traffic lane, well... you gotta car pool :)

iml109
12-12-2006, 10:19 PM
Or we just improve our public transport then. That way, there will be less car and ppl won't mind living somewhere farther away since the transportation (i.e. train service) is punctual, efficient and reliable.

sugarstic
13-12-2006, 08:30 AM
I think the key to reducing traffic on the roads is merely education and public transport improvement.. if we can educate people on being less selfish and more caring towards society-related issues, we win half the battle already... and if there can be more places linked to the public transport routes, surely people will use them...

Firefly
13-12-2006, 10:12 AM
Do you think it's justifiable to create the jam and catch the offenders?? The Jam was caused by these policemen as they stop cars, they were standing in the middle of the road slowing all the cars!!! Is this ethical? The jam was not a short one but it stretches all the way to near PJ Hilton!!! and on a Sunday!!!

chin_wan
13-12-2006, 11:47 AM
In the States, they have car pool lanes... if I'm not mistaken, for 3 persons and above. You wanna enjoy the less traffic lane, well... you gotta car pool :)

Oh....so you think the US all great and stuff????!?!??!?!! Well, here is Malaysia...we have car stool lane!!

sugarstic
13-12-2006, 12:39 PM
What is car stool lane?

Teeque
13-12-2006, 04:49 PM
the gomen had proposed to implement this a coupla years ago. but due to inadequate resources (not enuf enforcement officers) and proper infrastructure (traffic cams, car pool lanes, proper public transport etc), it was scrap lor...

Firefly
13-12-2006, 04:50 PM
A lane where you can park your car and take out a stool and sit as you watch the cars go by...or have a cup of coffee while waiting for the traffic to clear. Just remember not to drive on that lane as them policemen will be waiting infront to book you. :D

pepsi
15-12-2006, 03:30 AM
I think the key to reducing traffic on the roads is merely education and public transport improvement.. if we can educate people on being less selfish and more caring towards society-related issues, we win half the battle already... and if there can be more places linked to the public transport routes, surely people will use them...
Car pooling makes sense but we dare not "trust" people. Public transports definitely needs a lot of improvement. If most residential areas (high density) have access to better bus service connected to LRT , that would really be GREAT . Those areas eg Puchong, Serdang and etc, is a town in itself should be connected by LRT.

danbee
15-12-2006, 09:56 PM
Federal Highway is always experiencing traffic jams at any given hour of the day! And these policemen just had to add on to the misery of the drivers... but then again, when I see a car being stopped because they were caught driving on the emergency lane (jumping queue), I don't feel so mad at them anymore.. hehe..

Should rename it to Faderal Jamway, sounds better and more realistic. Ha ha ha. :D

chin_wan
16-12-2006, 07:18 AM
Didn't you guys Malaysia has the biggest car park in the world????

It's called Federal Highway!

lady-o-leisure
16-12-2006, 11:47 AM
Car pool lanes work great as long as everyone understands there is a certain speed to be maintained.
This is how it works....
1.u need 2 or more people in the vehicle.
2.U get into the car pool lane at certain entries, and exit wherever it is permitted.
3.Once u get into the carpool lane, you cannot get out of it until u reach the next exit. It's not like you can switch about.
4. Pray that everyone ahead of you is driving at a good speed so that u don't get stuck behind some nutcase who is slowing everyone else down since you wont be able to overtake. It is a single lane.
5. once the traffic on the normal lanes pick up speed, they might be going faster than you, when you are still stuck in the carpool lane.
6. Most of the time it works well. :)