A hole too deep for motorcycles
RIDING a motorcycle to and from work saves plenty of time but it can also be dangerous, especially if one is not aware of an uncovered manhole on the roads.
This discovery was made by S. THINAKARAN from Taman Sri Bayu, Ampang, who almost had a nasty accident trying to avoid an exposed manhole.
“I was riding my motorcycle along Jalan Datuk Abu Bakar from Section 14. When I neared the exit to Phileo Damansara, my motorcycle almost plunged into a manhole there,” he says.
THINAKARAN was able to brake and swerve in time. “Luckily, I avoided falling head first on the road,” he says.
THINAKARAN says he is a frequent user of the road and says damaged or missing manhole covers is nothing new.
Even so, he says the one he almost rode into was new.
“Some kind soul covered the manhole with tree branches and leaves to warn other motorists,” he adds.
THINAKARAN hopes the relevant authority will take appropriate action to cover the hole fast before someone gets killed.
PETALING JAYA CITY COUNCIL (MBPJ) public relations officer Zainun Zakaria assures council engineers and contractors have been alerted to the matter.
She states: “Our contractors will visit the area and proceed with the next course of action.”
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