Yup! They call it ‘highway’ but just not the same highway standard enjoyed by our fellow Malaysians in peninsular or Malaya as we Sarawakians fondly called them – at least in term of the highway speed limit.
The Pan-Borneo Highway speed limit has not been announced yet, but it will likely to be the same as national speed limit – 90KM/Hour. The reason being, Pan Borneo unlike PLUS highways in peninsular will not a be a restricted-access highway where the speed limit is 110KM/120M? per hour.
So a journey from Bintulu to Kuching will be a little more comfortable, but would still take you 12-hours long.
IF you drive faster than that means only one thing – you break the speed limit.Breaking the speed limit lead you to accumulate a demerit.
Accumulated 20 demerit points, your driving license will be suspended, at 100 points you will lose your license altogether.
Bye bye, No more driving along the pan-Borneo highway!
AES or Kejara system as they like to call it will kickstart tomorrow, April 15 – throughout the country not only in Bintulu.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said while the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) kicked off on April 1, traffic offenders will only begin accumulating demerit points from April 15.
SO WHAT YOU SHOULD DO?
Perhpas you should start by checking this out the locations of AES in Sarawak here.
Then understand what AES means to you as a driver. It’s more about encouraging motorists to be responsible – for their own safety as well as other road users.
AES has two very specific targets – to reduce death, accidents caused by speeding and running a red light, or traffic lights. Two common causes of accidents along our roads.
The speed limit along major road is Sarawak currently is 90KM, but at certain stretches like Bukit Saban near Sarikei it’s 60KM per hour.