More on the topic of legalised motorcycle street races, which Federal Territories minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor says he plans to hold in KL. The Persatuan Insurans Am Malaysia (PIAM) says that a motorcycle insurance policy does not cover activities such as racing, and it is an exclusion under the policy, The Sun reports.

The association told the publication that while legal and professional racers can get insurance coverage for legitimate racing, illegal racing is not covered by insurance. It said any such activity is done at the rider’s own risk, and if there is an injury caused to a third party or damage to another person’s property, the rider will be personally responsible for any damage costs.

“In the event an Insurer (Insurance Company) is held liable to pay by virtue of the provisions under Section 96 of the Road Transport Act, the insurer can seek indemnity from the motorcycle owner and/or rider,” PIAM explained, adding that it advised those taking part in such activities to refrain from it.

The insurance body stated this in response to Tengku Adnan’s proposal, which moots the idea of closing specific roads once a week to allow motorcyclists to race in legal fashion.