Datin Heng Sinn Yee (left) urges traffic police to catch those making illegal turns in Jalan Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. PIC BY AIZUDDIN SAAD

THE authorities have been urged to install more signs and increase enforcement at an accident- prone junction between Jalan Cheras, Jalan 1/91 Cheras and Jalan Pudu Hulu in Kuala Lumpur.

Drivers make illegal turns in this area, causing many accidents.

Wanita Cheras MCA chairman Datin Heng Sinn Yee said the lack of signs at the junction had led to accidents. She urged traffic police to nab those making illegal turns.

“This is a busy road as Sunway Velocity Mall, and Maluri LRT and MRT are in Jalan Cheras.

“The U-turn for cars to go to the next lane is available, but it is after the junction.

“However, since the road is always congested, drivers take the easy way out by making illegal turns.”

Pudu Impian 1 Resident Association chairman Lai Hin Loong, 41, said he had seen many accidents at the junction.

“The traffic light for both ways of Jalan Cheras turns green at the same time, and when the illegal turns are made by drivers, drivers from the adjacent road cannot control their vehicles since the adjacent road is on a slope.”

Sinnaiah Periasamy, 63, who has been living in the area for more than 21 years, said he hoped Kuala Lumpur City Hall would install bollards in Jalan Pudu Hulu to prevent drivers from making illegal turns.

“Drivers who make illegal turns also pose a hazard to pedestrians crossing the road. Since there
are schools in the area, it
also poses a danger to students.”

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