A speed limit of 25km/h is being considered as one of the guidelines for the use of micro-mobility vehicles in Malaysia.
Director-general of the Town and Country Planning Department (PLANMalaysia), Alias Rameli, said PLANMalaysia was finalising the guidelines for the use of micro-mobility vehicles.
He said among the elements being studied were the speed limit for micro-mobility vehicles, road markings and specific routes.
“The speed limit of micro-mobility vehicles may not exceed 25km/h, although the vehicle can reach a speed of 50km/h,” he said when met by Bernama at the 11th World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland.
He said the guidelines, when completed, would be tabled to the transport ministry and the housing and local government ministry for approval.
“The guidelines are being finalised. We are adapting the use of micro-mobility to suit the existing laws under local government authorities and the Road Transport Department,” he added.
Alias said the use of micro-mobility vehicles was generally beneficial to the country as it reduced carbon consumption in the city.
“The trend in the use of micro-mobility actually needs to be adjusted for the safety of other road users,” he added.
On June 13, Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said the ministry would provide guidelines for the use of micro-mobility vehicles in the country.