Monday, July 22, 2024
29 C
Brunei Town

Roadblocks needed to stop illegal late-night racing

Since Operasi Peralihan was lifted a few weeks ago, I have noticed that illegal racing has returned with a vengeance.

At the start of the second COVID-19 wave last August, when the authorities announced movement control measures to keep people from venturing out during the night, I was able to enjoy some peace and quiet for the first time.

Usually, bikers with loud engines would speed down the road near my house around midnight, causing dogs in the area to bark and howl. Due to countless roadblocks at random sites, even the worst of rule-breakers had no choice but to keep their bikes in the garage and take a hiatus.

Now that the populace is no longer restricted in their movement, illegal racers are resuming their late-night activities of causing a ruckus with little regard for others.

I would like to call on the authorities to consider setting up roadblocks again, but instead of catching people on midnight rendezvous, to keep these bike fiends from disturbing the peace as well as posing danger to other road users.

Sleepless Again