For the longest time, the motorcycle lane along the Federal Highway has remained a death trap.
Those who have used the lane even from Petaling Jaya to Shah Alam will know how hazardous it is – with the countless amount of blind corners, chicanes, potholes, sudden ditches and many more.
To make it worse, some stretches are not even lit properly in the dark.
In the rain? Let's not even get there…
To be frank, it would not be an exaggeration to say that riders who use the Federal Highway bike lane on a daily basis are hanging on to dear life when they are riding there.
And while many still use it, some have given up and started joining the cars along the main stretch simply because they have had a bad experience, or because they realise that they might not make it back home if they ride along the bike lane.
"Wah, really so scary ar?"
Still think it’s safe?
So, the next time you see motorcyclists on the Federal Highway and wonder why they refuse to use the bike lane, this is probably the reason.
We still don’t know how our works minister Datuk Seri Haji Fadillah Yusof can say that it is safe to ride on this daily death trap.
*Images courtesy of Autofreaks.com