Miros Motorcycle Lane Survey screencap

A survey on motorcycle lane usage and satisfaction has been up on the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) since June, 2016. The simple online survey form records data such as the age of the user, type of motorcycle and reasons for using, or not using, the motorcycle lane on highways throughout the country.

From our recent journey down the Federal Highway motorcycle lane, we found that the claims of motorcycle lane users on the Federal Highway had some basis, in that the lane was not designed for safe usage, along with poor maintenance. Flooding is another issue on the motorcycle lane, as was shown in some pictures sent in to paultan.org.

2016 Fed Highway bike tunnel -2

You can find the the survey here. According to the survey statement, it is intended to determine the satisfaction level and other factors that influence the usage of motorcycle lanes.

What do you think? Is this a positive step towards improving safety in the motorcycle lane, or will the data be collected to serve no obvious purpose? Would you take the time to fill out the survey? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions below.