Jail for cyclists on highway: Enthusiasts acknowledge danger but want alternatives

Yasmin Ramlan

Modified 21 Sep 2020, 6:22 am

Cycling enthusiasts say they have seen a surge in the number of people taking up the hobby since the Covid-19 pandemic which limited recreational activities options but acknowledged that many of the newcomers do not know the rules well and are riding on highways.

This is amid a reminder issued by the police on Facebook that cycling on highways is illegal under Section 70(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. Such action is punishable with up to a RM1,000 fine or up to three months imprisonment or both.

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