Friday, January 19, 2007

Speed limit at Jalan Tun Jugah vs Jalan Tabuan

Hello Kuching Road Users,

I think most of the drivers taking a daily route via Jalan Tun Jugah and Jalan Tabuan knows the speed limits of the two sections. I came to realise that there is a stark difference when I went to Simpang Tiga Traffic PS to pay a parking summons, when a guy was mentioning that he got to pay a few speeding summons because the speed limit signboard could not be seen at the road sides. Furthermore, he claimed that the speed limit is unreasonably low.

When I drove along the sections from the airport, I noticed that the speed limits for Jln Tun Jugah is 70 km and 80 km for Jln Tabuan. It make no sense. It should be the opposite. No wonder our friend got to pay a few speeding summons on that stretch.

Another thing, the speed limit reminder is displayed only once after each traffic light. Why not put on reminder at every 50 or 100 meters? Aren't we suppose to look to the front when we exit a traffic light stop? Who really bother to look to the roadsides at that juncture?

I think the road planners need to test drive by themselves on the stretches of roads to ensure a better placement of speed limits signboards and other things. Signboards are not proper at all.

We shall talk about that in the Kuching-Miri stretch experience at other entries.

Suka speeding, Kuching.

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