We are pleased to inform you that a road bump had been constructed along the BU main Jalan, before the entrance in BU7 and the Puay Chai (II) Primary School. This really surprised me as I was made to understand that this was something that wouldn't be possible in the past.
This is something we should give the credit to the association for being able to convince the new city council members to approve such a noble and wise plan, after a long and painful struggle. However, I find the bump is too high and wonder whether is there any standard to this type of bump along the main public road?
This serves its intended purpose well by slowing down vehicles from both directions, i.e the main road and the other junction road at a short distance from the traffic light. By having such a bump, the vehicle from the junction road will not be having difficulty to turn into the access road to BU 7 residential area. We also note that a few accidents happened before and we are uncertain of the real causes of these accidents.
Further down the road towards the KBU college, there is another turning point to BU 10/1. There were several severe accidents that happened in the past, but till date nothing have been done. Here, the traffic is even worse as most vehicles have not slowed down when approaching this access road. Instead, the vehicles are speeding especially from those flowing along the main road, immediately after the college toward this turning point. This cause some dangers to vehicles that come into this residential area as well as those vehicles going out from this small access road.
Worst still, vehicles coming from the other access road between Centrepoint and the school of BU 2, have difficulties turning into this access road as the distance from the junction to that access road is rather short. Numerous accidents had happened in the past, and these have been forgotten as people here seems to have a short memory. Alternatively, it may be due to our attitude of waiting until a serious accident happen that involves life before action is taken. This norm seems to be very hard to be broken.
One thing we noticed is that the corner just outside the kindergarden has also been curved in so as to make the access road wider to cater for the outflow of traffic from this access road. This is a very wise move done by the people here.
However, we also noticed that vehicles heading towards Centrepoint are not keeping to the right so as to give way to the vehicle heading toward the left. This defeats the purpose of widening this access road. This could be due to the ignorance of the drivers. Secondly, it could also be caused by the big drum placed at the middle of the access road. Hence making drivers avoid keeping their vehicles to the right. As a result, it caused a long queue of traffic, at times, along this access road. Hence, vehicles flowing from BU 10/10 are having difficulties in moving into this access road as this access road does not have any yellow box at the T junction there.
Append below please find the sketch drawing for better understanding. ( TO BE APPEND AT LATER STAGE}
We, at the Lift You Up, hope that the above article will receive the attention of the committee members of BU 7 and 10 so as to improve this areas further. We strongly believe that by doing such activities, more residents will come forward to participate in this Security and Safety Scheme.
Your Chief Servant,
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