This is the most dreaded place many people have to go through when leaving USM for home every working day. The problem is getting worse by the day and it seems like nobody bothers to do anything about it.
I am referring to the Sg. Dua junction, especially if you commute to work by car. More so if your direction back home is to turn right towards Hamna, Pekaka and Tesco Extra.
Many accidents have occurred here, of which I am a witness to. It was also reported that student's lives were also taken here.
And many a time traffic slows down to almost a standstill, especially when drivers selfishness overrides their sense of tolerance and reasoning.
As we can understand this road/junction is outside the campus vicinity, meaning out of the university's jurisdiction.
So, as far as USM is concern, it is not the university's responsibility, whatever happens here. You want to hantam somebody's car/motorbike or somebody hantams you, for all it matters, the security personnel can only help you to call the ambulance if the situation requires so. The rest you nego between yourselves.
The pics below were taken yesterday around 6.30pm, when most USM staff already left the place. And yet traffic flow was as bad as it was between 5.15 to 6.00pm.
The crux of the matter I believe is not how heavy the traffic is at any given time. It is the system that guides it.
You don't need a Ph.D in city planning or transport management to tell the authorities that proper planning is the key to smooth flow of traffic no matter how heavy the traffic is.
Erect another traffic light for oncoming traffic from Batu Uban, near the bus stop to control the congestion.
Why is it so difficult?
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