THE 10% toll discount on the North-South Expressway has received flak from various quarters, with some saying it would increase the number of accidents, reported Utusan Malaysia.
Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Associate Prof Dr Hashim Mat, who is a traffic and transport expert, said the discount offer was “insincere” and ran counter to PLUS Expressways Bhd’s goal to reduce the public’s burden.
Dr Hashim said research showed that driving after midnight was dangerous as there was a higher likelihood of the driver falling asleep.
On the same issue, the Kedah Consumers’ Association said there should be no conditions set and let the discount take effect at any time of the day.
PLUS corporate communications general manager, Khalilah Talha, said the discount would actually encourage people to get to work earlier which would help to reduce traffic during peak hours.
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