The Malaysian Transport Minister has recently announced that the speed limit will be cut down by 10 km/h over the next two weeks for the Raya season.
According to the Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, the speed limit in Malaysia, along the federal and state roads, will be reduced by 10km/h between the 12th and the 26th of August during the festive season. The Malaysian official said that the speed limit on state roads will be 70 km/h and on federal roads, drivers won’t be allowed to go faster than 80 km/h over the next couple of weeks and the measure has been taken in order to reduce accidents during the festive season.
Notice boards and speed cameras will be put up as a warning to motorists within two km from the location and it is reported that 566 speed cameras and 265 traffic light cameras will be installed, along with 250 mobile cameras. Commercial vehicles, other than those ferrying perishable goods, will be barred from using the expressways on the 17th, the 18th, the 25th and the 26th of August.