‘BIGGER ROAD SIGN NEEDED’
KUALA LUMPUR: Motorists are urging City Hall to install a bigger and clearer road sign to better guide road users travelling from Jalan Maarof to Jalan Bangsar and the Petaling JayaBangsar bypass.
They said they were not happy with the existing road sign, not only because of its small size, but also because it was located too far away from the starting point of the road divider where Jalan Maarof splits into Jalan Bangsar and the PJ-Bangsar bypass.
Motorists also said City Hall should install an overhead road sign or have one fixed to the nearest lamp post.
Wong Choong Mun, 67, said a bigger road sign would be of great help to motorists who were not familiar with the area.
“The road sign cannot be read due to its small size and location. Hence, it does not serves its intended purpose, which is to guide motorists. I pity motorists who are from outside the city.
“To better guide motorists, I believe the road sign should be located before the starting point of the road divider,
which splits Jalan Maarof in two,” he said.
Siti Hashim, 31, said road signs should be readable from a distance of 200m, at the very least.
“The authorities cannot expect motorists to slow down to read road signs or make a sudden turn when they are approaching a junction or road divider. That can lead to accidents,” she said.
Motorists say road signs should be readable from a minimum distance of 200m.