Putrajaya police chief to cyclists: use bell, lights and brakes or face a court date and possible RM2,000 fine

Putrajaya police chief to cyclists: use bell, lights and brakes or face a court date and possible RM2,000 fine

Following the death of a female cyclist last December in Putrajaya, district police chief ACP Mohd Fadzil Ali has come out to say cyclists in Putrajaya must comply with road rules and regulations. Strict enforcement will be carried out beginning January 9, following the conclusion of “Bicycle Special Ops” which was conducted from January 1 to January 3.

Firmly stating cyclists who flout the law will face action under the Road Transport Act 1987 and the Road Traffic Rules 1959, ACP Fadzil said they would be referred to court and could be fined of up to RM2,000. In a The Sun Daily report, ACP Fadzil said there were six accidents involving cyclists in Putrajaya in 2019 involving minor injuries, while 2020 saw 11 accident reports with one fatality.

“Police would like to stress that cycling activities at the appropriate time and place are very important to reduce the risk of road accidents,” he said. Stating the relevant provisions under which cyclists can be charged, ACP Fadzil listed Section 54 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless riding, Section 79 (2) for failing to comply with traffic signs and Section 112 (3) of the same act for committing any cycling offence.

Cyclists can also be charged under Rule 35 of the Road Traffic Rules 1959 for not installing lights on the bicycle and Rule 42 for not having safety features such as brakes and bells where the penalty is non-compoundable, meaning the offender has to present themselves in court, said ACP Fadzil.

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  • Cyclists should not cycle on public roads at all,

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    • the driver on Jan 04, 2021 at 6:59 pm

      Yeah, like cars should not stop by the road. Nonsensical general statement for disallowing bicycles on roads, most roads are fine for cyclists except high speed or narrow roads or twisty roads. The authorities should upgrade roads to make cyclists to be more visible and train drivers to be more more vigilant.

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    • Civic Turbo 2018 on Jan 04, 2021 at 7:51 pm

      Bikers should not travel on Federal Hway, Kesas at all

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  • Vanguard on Jan 04, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    The authorities only take action when someone involved in accident or died. Otherwise, everything ok. Lack enforcement as usual.

    So sad that this happened when the time we should have achieved Vision 2020.

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  • panjang on Jan 04, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Some cyclist group are worst than mat rempit where they behave just like mat rempit when they are in group. Absolutly no reason to hog the road or simply cross whenever you like when your speed difference with other vehicle is very huge.
    No doubt its a healthy lifestyle but it can turn into a deadly one in a blink of an eye.

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    • seancorr (Member) on Jan 04, 2021 at 8:22 pm

      Cyclist group forgot they are lalang on the road. All it takes it’s just one lawn mower (car) to drive through them to end their future.

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      • Ethan Tan on Jan 05, 2021 at 4:23 pm

        There’s always bad apple in a basket.

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        • One bad apple, rot the whole barrel. Contrary to popular belief the real meaning is one bad person, corrupt the other.

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  • SlyRh on Jan 04, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    firstly, kudos to Putrajaya Police for taking stern actions.
    2. Cyclists as other road users need to know their law and abide by the cycling law and decorum.
    3. Putrajaya and Cyberjaya (as well as Elmina and other areas) are adequately equipped to include cyclists on the road or the side pavements. Please use these facilities for your safety.
    Finally, as in other road users a few delinquent users will tarnished the good name of many. Thus for the PDRM to go out, catch and send them to court are the most appropriate actions. Hopefully these hooligans on bicycle will quickly removed from cycling and let those well mannered and behaved cyclists to enjoy their sport or recreations.

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  • ALL road users must follow the law and decorum. Practise safe riding/driving at all times with courtesy towards other road users. Accidents are bound to happen anyway but if we follow guidelines, rule and common sense we should be ok.

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  • Ben yap on Jan 05, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    A bell is useless. Motorist wouldn’t be able to hear the bell ringing. Cyclist will need the horn like those selling putumayam on motorcycle. You can hear them from a distance.

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  • Anup Sharma on Jan 05, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    They should encourage road safety instead by having dedicated cycle lanes..why penalize for someone else mistake of rash driving?? When did u hear an overspeeding cyclist hitting someone?? Cyclist are helping reduce the pollution instead!!

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  • Angel on Jan 05, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Does it emphazise that cyclist requires helmet? Someone can point out the Section of the rule would be great.. Tq

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  • Cyclist on Jan 06, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Putrajaya Police are doing the right thing. However, allow me to point out that cyclists have been cycling on the road for a long time now, with minimal problems. It’s probably the sudden increase in the number of cyclists, who unfortunately do not yet posses the necessary bike skills and knowledge such as signalling and riding one handed, quick look over the shoulder for oncoming traffic, riding in a single file, planning routes, riding with cleats etc etc that has made this a big, but nevertheless, pertinent issue. I urge myself and fellow cyclists to always follow the rules of the road, and know that cycling is not just about balancing on two wheels.

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    • Yes, the problem of growing community. When somethings become too mainstream, it damage it

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