MIROS denies blog’s report on motorcycle speed limit and accident rate

KUALA LUMPUR, The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has denied making an assumption that there will be fewer motorcycle accidents if the speed limit is lowered.

It said in a statement that a blog had quoted a journal, titled Fatal Injuries in Malaysian Motorcyclists, based on the findings of the Road Safety Research Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia in 1999 and linked it to MIROS.

A posting on the blog claimed that according to the 1999 study by MIROS, the majority (35.1%) of fatal motorcycle accidents occurred on roads with maximum speed of 70 km/h while the death rate on roads with speed limits of 50 km/h was 24.3%.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)