The new speed bump was installed in front of Unisel at Persiaran Arshad Ayub in Seksyen 7, Shah Alam.
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A recent speed bump or speed table in front of Unisel Shah Alam in Seksyen 7, Shah Alam has been the talk of the town these past few days.
In several videos posted by a Twitter account, @adiehussin94, the new speed bump caught most drivers by surprise. Cars were seen ‘flying‘ as they drove over it. But, is it because they were driving fast or the speedbump was not visible from a distance?
BE AWARE!!! AMARAN!!!— ABANG KIAH (@adiehussin94) December 11, 2022
Depan Unisel seksyen 7 shah alam tiba2 pulak lalu tadi ada bump besar bapak, buat bump takde jalur2 kuning. Xtahu nak mengadu kt sape ni, harap warganet berhati-hati dan mohon perlahankan kenderaan.@JKRSelangor pic.twitter.com/v7j6MmIblj
He claims that there were no yellow lines to warn the incoming drivers of the new speed bump.
Some even reported scraping their bumpers after driving past the bump. Most drivers didn’t notice the new speed bump causing them to ‘fly’ or skid.
Telah ada kemalangan dan banyak kerosakan dilaporkan. Ada sukarelawan yang berhenti untuk beri isyarat perlahankan kereta. Syabas & Terima kasih !— Azli Yusof (@azliby) December 11, 2022
MBSA @sacitycouncil mesti turun segera.
Some even reported minor accidents and had to park their car at the side of the road on the night of 11 December. Voluntary road users had to literally warn new users heading that way of the high bumper with their flashlights.
The bump is done properly
Following the viral videos on social media, two things were visible: there was a speedbump sign by the side of the road and yellow lines or ‘speedbreakers’ painted on the road before the bump.
Some pointed out that the bump was actually installed properly with a warning sign.
They say that it is up to road users to heed the warning and follow the speed limit as that is a place where university students walk.
MBSA to fix the bump after a visit from Najwan Halimi
Following several complaints made to Kota Anggerik assemblyman Najmi Halimi, he informed on social media that he had reported the matter to the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).
Saya dah berhubung dgn @sacitycouncil utk ambil tindakan segera.— Najwan Halimi (@NajwanHalimi) December 11, 2022
Petang semalam saya perasan mereka baru nak bina bonggol ni. Ada kemungkinan kontraktor buat tak ikut spec.
Buat masa ini, harap semua pandu dengan lebih berhati-hati. https://t.co/bU7RTO6maf
He then visited the place yesterday morning and reported that the MBSA has deployed several workers there to warn oncoming drivers of the speed bump while repair works are underway.
There was supposed to be a bridge instead of a bumper
According to Najmi Halimi, it is understood that the bump was built there following the death of a Universiti Selangor (UNISEL) student in May 2019. The 24-year-old student, Saidatul Ain Nabila Rosli died at the scene on that particular road after being hit by a fast oncoming car.
After that, it was said that there was an allocation to build a pedestrian overpass or footbridge at the scene so students could cross the roads safely.
The budget, around one million ringgit, was approved by the MBSA three years ago but the project still hasn’t started.
It is also understood that a hump has been built since two days ago to replace the overpass that was supposed to be built in 2020.
1) Merujuk kpd isu bonggol berdekatan Kampus UNISEL Shah Alam di Seksyen 7 yg tular malam ini, saya ingin menarik perhatian pihak @sacitycouncil tentang status pembinaan jejantas di depan UNISEL di Persiaran Institut (kini dikenali sebagai Persiaran Arshad Ayub). pic.twitter.com/6Bs7DCANw1— Najwan Halimi (@NajwanHalimi) December 11, 2022
Road users are advised to be careful around the speed bump in that particular area.