Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will be running trials on a new system that will see special motorcycle stop zones being implemented at certain traffic lights, Bernama reports.

These zones – which will be painted in red and white – will be the designated stop area for motorcyclists, who will not be allowed to stop anywhere outside the zone at these lights. Other motorists will have to stop their vehicles behind the specified motorcycle zone.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said this restructuring is to improve overall traffic safety and provide better facilities for motorcycles stop in a safe condition. “Each zone will be able to accommodate more than 20 motorcycles at one time,” he explained.

He said the motorcycle zones will initially be implemented at three locations – Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Tun Perak. He added that several other locations to establish such facilities have been identified.

Mhd Amin Nordin said DBKL will run the system for a three-month trial period starting from this month for road users to get accustomed to the new traffic restructuring. After the trial period, motorists who fail to comply with the directive will be fined between RM50 and RM100, he said.