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KANGAR: The ab­sence of speed break­ers on main roads in front of a num­ber of schools is a cause for con­cern among res­i­dents here.

Mar­liana Saad, 74, said she was wor­ried about the safety of her grand­daugh­ter, a stu­dent of SMK Derma, who cy­cles to school daily.

She said mo­torists ply­ing the road in front of her grand­daugh­ter’s school of­ten sped.

She said although the school was lo­cated only 2km from her house in Ta­man Pu­tra In­dah, her 13-year-old grand­daugh­ter had to cross the road to get to the en­trance of the school.

“Traf­fic near the school is heavy, es­pe­cially dur­ing peak hours in the morn­ing and after­noon when peo­ple rush to work and lunch.

“Some mo­torists do not slow down when they pass by the school and this poses a dan­ger to stu­dents who ride, cy­cle or walk to school.

“It is nec­es­sary to have speed break­ers in­stalled in front of all schools, es­pe­cially pri­mary schools, for the safety of chil­dren,” she said.


said the road in front of SMK Derma was be­ing resur­faced.

He said the depart­ment would paint a speed breaker mark­ing in front of the school soon.

Its direc­tor, Rah­mat Abd Rah­man, said Jalan Seko­lah Derma was a state road and that speed breaker mark­ings had been painted at the school en­trance, as well as the en­trance near Jalan Pen­jara.

“The depart­ment will take the nec­es­sary action, tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the safety of stu­dents,” he said.

The state Works Depart­ment


The road in front of SMK Derma in Kangar does not have a speed breaker, pos­ing a dan­ger to stu­dents.

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