Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Numpang said it was not enough to expect motorists in the state to drive safely when the road itself was less than safe.

Comparison of road conditions in rural Sarawak (Lapok-Miri road) and Pahang (to Kuala Lipis).

“We want five-star drivers and five-star vehicles but we don’t have five-star roads,” quipped Jabu after chairing Sarawak Road Safety Council meeting in Kuching yesterday reported Borneo Post on Saturday.

He hoped the federal government would seriously look into the Sarawak’s request for better roads in state.

“The road conditions in Sarawak were generally not even up to the standard of most roads found in peninsula,”.

“I will do my part to ask the federal government to ensure that we have good and safe roads for our motorists,” he added.

Jabu also said the state government hoped the federal government would build more motorcycle lanes as more than half (58 percent) of accident cases in the state involving motorcyclists.