The dangers of the Federal Highway bike lane

A stern warning was issued by the police that all motorcyclists must use the dedicated motorcycle lane along the Federal highway.

Bikers claim that the motorcycle lanes are unsafe to use – the lanes, specifically the tunnels, were poorly lit, and prone to flooding.

We decided to see if there was any truth to these claims. You won’t believe what we discovered…

Posted by Paul Tan's Automotive News on Tuesday, 28 June 2016

During the announcement of the Malaysian Budget 2017 (Bajet 2017), prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that RM29 million will be allocated to upgrading the motorcycle lane on the Federal Highway.

This includes enhancing the drainage system (to prevent flooding), as well as building two overhead ramps, as part of efforts to make it safer for motorcyclists who use the route. However, he did not disclose when the works will start and by when it is expected to be completed.

As we revealed in our feature story, the Federal Highway motorcycle lane can be quite dangerous for those who use it, with poorly maintained roads, lack of proper signage, construction works, and poorly lit tunnels.