‘BIG­GER ROAD SIGN NEEDED’

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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.

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