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    The government is looking into raising the highway speed limit to 130kph

    The government is looking into raising the highway speed limit to 130kph if recommended by the Road Safety Dept and Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research after proper studies were conducted.

    Interestingly, this was discussed two years ago but nothing materialised. It was also suggested the left lane be maintained at 110kph, the middle lane 110-130kph, and the right lane 130-150kph. The question is how to enforce the different speed limits should it be passed. Can the present AES cameras able to differentiate the speed limit? But the proposal for minimum speed on the middle and right lanes is worth examining.

    It is much safer and pleasant to drive on a highway at 120kph than gate tailing slow coach cars at 60kph. We have road hogs that don't care a shit the long line of vehicles behind them. Thus, setting a minimum speed for middle and right lanes on the highways would be welcomed by most motorists, and who knows there will be fewer accidents.

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    120kph is perfect but sometimes alone in a highway can make you sleepy. Sometimes i go until 170kph.

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    Fatal accident rates in Malaysia is very high especially during festive seasons.

    There was a year where I noted that One festive season fatal vehicles' accidents is more than the whole year of fatal accidents in Western Australia.

    People do not care anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Fatal accident rates in Malaysia is very high especially during festive seasons.

    There was a year where I noted that One festive season fatal vehicles' accidents is more than the whole year of fatal accidents in Western Australia.

    People do not care anymore
    Can you provide a link of the above...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Fatal accident rates in Malaysia is very high especially during festive seasons.

    There was a year where I noted that One festive season fatal vehicles' accidents is more than the whole year of fatal accidents in Western Australia.

    People do not care anymore
    Let’s draw a picture with numbers.

    Here is the breakdown of new vehicles registered in Malaysia from 1980 to 2015. The total are 7,607,277. These numbers do not include motorcycles. http://www.maa.org.my/info_summary.htm

    Here is the total vehicles in western Australia until Jan 2015, the total are 2,185,409. These numbers include motorcycles. http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@....1%20Jan%202015

    Obviosly, there are a lot more vehicles in Malaysia than western Australia. I think you have to take into consideration the difference of vehicle populations when commenting on accident rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    Can you provide a link of the above...
    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    Let’s draw a picture with numbers.

    Here is the breakdown of new vehicles registered in Malaysia from 1980 to 2015. The total are 7,607,277. These numbers do not include motorcycles. http://www.maa.org.my/info_summary.htm

    Here is the total vehicles in western Australia until Jan 2015, the total are 2,185,409. These numbers include motorcycles. http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@....1%20Jan%202015

    Obviosly, there are a lot more vehicles in Malaysia than western Australia. I think you have to take into consideration the difference of vehicle populations when commenting on accident rate.
    Western Australia
    2016

    https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/Road-data/...ash-Statistics

    2014 till 2017

    https://www.google.com.au/?gws_rd=ss...2016&*&spf=417

    An example of Malaysia Hari Raya road accidents

    http://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/...83184377771329

    OK, Malaysia has more registration of vehicles than Western Australia say 4 times or more.

    But look at accidents in Hari Raya ALONE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post

    OK, Malaysia has more registration of vehicles than Western Australia say 4 times or more.
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    I think you did not look at motorcycle numbers that I specifically mentioned in post #5 (highlighted in red). The Malaysia numbers are without motorcycles whereas western Australia figures include motorcycles.

    Motorcycle has a huge populations in Malaysia. Here is the numbers of motorcycle registered in JPJ. Average yearly numbers are close to total car registrations of 500,000 per year

    http://www.jpj.gov.my/web/eng/motorc...ion-statistics

    If you add those numbers together, the YTD vehicle populations in Malaysia can be more than 10 times at least compare with western Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    I think you did not look at motorcycle numbers that I specifically mentioned in post #5 (highlighted in red). The Malaysia numbers are without motorcycles whereas western Australia figures include motorcycles.

    Motorcycle has a huge populations in Malaysia. Here is the numbers of motorcycle registered in JPJ. Average yearly numbers are close to car registrations of 500,000 per year

    http://www.jpj.gov.my/web/eng/motorc...ion-statistics

    If you add those numbers together, the YTD vehicle populations in Malaysia can be more than 10 times at least compare with western Australia.
    So you are saying because you have more motor cycles you can have more accidents BUT don't forget a very big number or percentage do not have license.

    Why are you avoiding to comment on the few days of Hari Raya accidents??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    So you are saying because you have more motor cycles you can have more accidents BUT don't forget a very big number or percentage do not have license..
    You have missed my point by miles...

    When more vehicles are travelling on the road, the probability of road accident and fatality will increase. The fact is - vehicle poplulations in western Australia is much smaller than Malaysia.


    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Why are you avoiding to comment on the few days of Hari Raya accidents??
    I comment based on facts. Although I'm positive that the volume of vehicles on the road during festive season like hari raya is much much larger than normal traffic volume, I can't draw a numerical relationship between them because I couldn't find such numbers to support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
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    I comment based on facts. Although I'm positive that the volume of vehicles on the road during festive season like hari raya is much much larger than normal traffic volume, I can't draw a numerical relationship between them because I couldn't find such numbers to support.

    An example of Malaysia Hari Raya road accidents

    http://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/...83184377771329


    But look at accidents in Hari Raya ALONE.

    Is that link good enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    An example of Malaysia Hari Raya road accidents

    http://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/...83184377771329

    But look at accidents in Hari Raya ALONE.

    Is that link good enough?
    What link ????

    I'm talking about statistics/numbers that can link the high traffic volume during hari raya vs the normal traffic volume.. which I can use to explain the high accident rate during hari raya ALONE that you are very interested..
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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    What link ????

    I'm talking about statistics/numbers that can link the high traffic volume during hair rays vs the normal traffic volume.. which I can use to explain the high accident rate during hari raya alone that you are very interested..
    Why can't you find it at your end since you have all the connections?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Why can't you find it at your end since you have all the connections?
    What connections ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    An example of Malaysia Hari Raya road accidents

    http://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/...83184377771329


    But look at accidents in Hari Raya ALONE.

    Is that link good enough?
    Best thing during all these festive season, stay in KL or overseas for holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opulant View Post
    ...I'm talking about statistics/numbers that can link the high traffic volume during hari raya vs the normal traffic volume.. which I can use to explain the high accident rate during hari raya ALONE that you are very interested..
    Here is a good example of official statistics. With these numbers, it is easy to establish a numerical relationship and draw a clearer picture when a country have such statistics published in a regular basis...

    http://deleted



    Note : I have deleted the link as I just noticed this statistics compilation that send to me monthly is a subscription service, not free... and is not for public viewing..
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