Pot­hole poses danger to mo­torists

New Straits Times - - News -

A POT­HOLE in the cen­tre of Per­siaran Raja Muda in Sec­tion 6, Shah Alam, is likely to cause a road ac­ci­dent if it is not re­paired by the au­thor­i­ties soon.

Stu­dent Muham­mad Adeeb Mohd Ali Ba­hari, 19, said the pot­hole could cause se­ri­ous dam­age to ve­hi­cles, ad­ding that mo­torists could also lose con­trol of their ma­chines.

“I al­most met with an ac­ci­dent when my mo­tor­cy­cle hit the pot­hole re­cently. It caused a tyre to burst.

“I was lucky as I man­aged to con­trol my ma­chine. If not, I would have fallen on the road and been hit by on­com­ing ve­hi­cles.”

The Univer­siti Te­knologi Mara stu­dent said mo­torists who plied the stretch might not be able to no­tice the pot­hole un­til it was too late.

“It is dif­fi­cult to see the pot­hole at night be­cause the street­lights in the area here are blocked by trees.”

Adeeb hoped the au­thor­i­ties would take quick ac­tion as the pot­hole had been there for sev­eral months.

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The Shah Alam City Coun­cil (MBSA) said it had re­ceived com­plaints on the pot­hole and that it was tak­ing steps to rec­tify the prob­lem.

MBSA cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions and pub­lic re­la­tions head Shahrin Ah­mad said the coun­cil had re­layed the in­for­ma­tion to its en­gi­neer­ing de­part­ment for ac­tion.

He said the road would be re­paired soon to en­sure the safety of road users.

SITI NOR AMIRAH ABU BAKAR PIC BY

The pot­hole at Per­siaran Raja Muda in Sec­tion 6, Shah Alam.

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