Malaysia has limited or banned heavy vehicles, and reduced the speed limit for the CNY 2022 holiday rush!
Here is what you need to know!
CNY 2022 : Heavy Vehicles Banned / Limited!
The roads and highways will be jammed packed during the coming Chinese New Year 2022 holidays.
To mitigate the problem, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) issued a directive banning or limiting heavy vehicles during Chinese New Year 2022.
This directive will be enforced on four days (not including the two CNY public holidays) :
- Before CNY : 30 and 31 January 2022
- After CNY : 3 and 4 February 2022
Category 1 : Total Ban
- Car carrier, tipper, dumper and tipping trucks whose fully-loaded weight exceeds 7,500 kg, low loader, pole trailer, bulk cement tanker, platform trailer, lumber lorry, heavy wheeled machinery and tractor.
- Lorry carrying cement, steel, stone, sand, earth and other construction material, tin tailing, tin ore, coal and other mining ores.
Category 2 : Banned From 12 AM to 8 AM
- Container lorry, except for container lorry carrying goods from ports or airport to and from industrial area within the same state.
- Lorry carrying electronic and electrical / industrial goods to and from the port or airport to the industrial area.
- Lorry carrying oil palm and rubber goods from the plantation to the industrial area.
- Empty cargo lorry travelling home.
Category 3 : Banned From 6 PM to 6 AM, Within 25 KM Of Construction Site
- Moving crane and cement mixer lorry
- Heavy wheeled machinery and moving cranes are given exceptions for emergency work.
- Any vehicle carrying goods not mentioned in this directive are allowed to travel during this period.
CNY 2022 : Speed Limit Reduced!
As part of Ops Bersepadu, the Works Ministry (KKR) will reduce the speed limit for federal and state roads by 10 km/h.
From 25 January until 8 February, these will be the new speed limits :
- Federal roads : 80 km/h
- State roads : 70 km/h
CNY 2022 : Speed Limit Enforced Using In-Car Radar + iCOPS!
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will also use In-Car Radar and the iCOPS vehicle plate scanner to enforce the speed limit.
From 28 January until 6 February 2022, PDRM will carry out the 17th Ops Selamat, using Expressway Mobile Patrol Vehicles (EMPV) equipped with both systems.
The In-Car Radar system will be used to make sure all road users abide by the speed limit, while the iCOPS system will be used to check if a driver has any outstanding summonses or traffic arrest arrests, or whether the vehicle was used in any crime.
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