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No jaywalking or illegal parking here, warn cops
Published on: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Kota Kinabalu: City traffic police will issue a RM300 fine to pedestrians for jaywalking at Jalan Rumah Sakit, outside Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH1).

The offence, stipulated under Rule 45LN 166/59 of the Road Traffic Rules 1959, will be enforced to encourage the public to use the overhead bridge when crossing the dual-carriageway.

"We will be keeping a close eye on the situation there from time to time," said a spokesman.

Apart from that, the spokesman said summonses would also be issued to motorists who parked their vehicles indiscriminately along the stretch.

"While we sympathise and understand the difficulty of motorists who need to go to the hospital in finding a designated parking space, we also need to play our role in ensuring a smooth traffic flow along the road," he added.

He advised the public to refrain from parking their cars at the roadside as this would slow down the traffic flow.

"They shouldn't do that because other drivers will find it difficult to squeeze through the areas where they have parked," he said.

He said personnel would be assigned to monitor the situation during the morning peak hours from 8am to 10am.

"We will also be there around 12pm to 1pm and from 4pm to 6pm on weekdays," he added.

The spokesman was responding to a complaint by a concerned motorist who bemoaned the recklessness of some pedestrians who preferred to risk their lives by crossing the busy road, rather than using the overhead bridge.

"I have seen this going on daily and this time I managed to capture it on my phone camera," said the motorist. - Oliver Voon

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