speed limit

Ahead of the expected increase in traffic volumes brought about by the Hari Raya Aidilfitri period, Melaka has announced that all state roads will be capped with a 70 km/h speed limit from today until July 26.

According to news reports, the state’s Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said that the speed limit was lowered from the normal 80 km/h to ensure a smooth flow of traffic during the Hari Raya holidays.

“We gazetted the speed limit at today’s exco meeting, which means that motorists can be slapped with summonses if they violate the traffic regulation,” he said. The move is nothing out of the ordinary – the standard 80 km/h speed limit for all state roads nationwide is normally reduced to 70 km/h during festive seasons.

Likewise, the 90 km/h speed limit for federal roads is also reduced to 80 km/h during this period. No change for that of expressways, which remains at 110 km/h. The practice in reducing federal and state speed limits during festive seasons began in 2006.