Some e-scooter riders riding against traffic in the middle of the road and endanger themselves and other motorists at Taman Tasik Perdana, Cyberjaya. PIX: MUHD NA'IM / MalaysiaGazette / 17 APRIL 2022.
Gelagat orang awam menunggang e-skuter ketika tinjauan lensa Malaysia Gazette di Taman Tasik Perdana, Cyberjaya. Foto MUHD NA'IM, 17 APRIL 2022.

By Khalis Khadir

CYBERJAYA – A group of e-scooter riders at Taman Tasik Perdana are seemingly toying with death while making the roads their ground.

An observation by MalaysiaGazette found that most of the e-scooter riders were neither heeding their own safety nor the safety of other motorists.

It is more horrifying to see a group of teenagers with their daring act of riding against traffic in a large group, filled up the whole road, racing, crisscrossing each other.

Several riders riding e-scooter on the right lane of the road, endangering their own lives and the safety of other motorists at Taman Tasik Perdana, Cyberjaya. PIX: Foto MUHD NA’IM / MalaysiaGazette / 17 APRIL 2022.
Several riders riding e-scooter on the right lane of the road, endangering their own lives and the safety of other motorists at Taman Tasik Perdana, Cyberjaya.
PIX: Foto MUHD NA’IM / MalaysiaGazette / 17 APRIL 2022.
Beberapa pengguna e-skuter menunggang di lorong kanan jalan raya sehingga membahayakan keselamatan diri dan pengguna jalan raya yang lain ketika tinjauan lensa Malaysia Gazette di Taman Tasik Perdana, Cyberjaya. Foto MUHD NA’IM, 17 APRIL 2022.

The lenses of MalaysiaGazette also recorded some parents willing to risk their children’s lives when they ride together in the middle of the road.

A mother riding an e-scooter with her daughter in the middle of the road, endangering the safety of her family and other motorists at Taman Tasik Perdana, Cyberjaya. PIX: MUHD NA’IM / MalaysiaGazette / 17 APRIL 2022
A mother riding an e-scooter with her daughter in the middle of the road, endangering the safety of her family and other motorists at Taman Tasik Perdana, Cyberjaya.
PIX: MUHD NA’IM / MalaysiaGazette / 17 APRIL 2022.
Ibu membawa anak mereka dengan menunggang e-skuter di tengah jalan sehingga membahayakan keselamatan dan pengguna jalan raya yang lain ketika tinjauan lensa Malaysia Gazette di Taman Tasik Perdana, Cyberjaya. Foto MUHD NA’IM, 17 APRIL 2022.

A resident from Dengkil who only wished to be known as Malek said, he often exercise around at this area and the new recreational activity only emerged last week.

“I jog at this area every morning and night. I often see children, teenagers and even adults doing this in the middle of the road,” he told MalaysiaGazette.

During the interview, MalaysiaGazette’s journalist was startled by the sound of vehicles honking when some e-scooter riders rode on the right lane in a heavy traffic.

We sighed several times throughout our observation on the extraordinary valour of those e-scooter riders who were playing with death and did not care about safety.

Moreover, there were many turnings which limit the visibility of other motorists.

Although the area was brightly lit, the large trees at the area made certain turnings on the street dim.

A group of teenagers riding e-scooters on the motorcycle lane, endangering their lives and the safety of other motorists at Taman Tasik Perdana, Cyberjaya. PIX: MUHD NA’IM / MalaysiaGazette / 17 APRIL 2022.
A group of teenagers riding e-scooters on the motorcycle lane, endangering their lives and the safety of other motorists at Taman Tasik Perdana, Cyberjaya.
PIX: MUHD NA’IM / MalaysiaGazette / 17 APRIL 2022.
Sekumpulan remaja menggunakan e-skuter di lorong motosikal sehingga membahayakan keselamatan pengguna jalan raya yang lain ketika tinjauan lensa Malaysia Gazette di Taman Tasik Perdana, Cyberjaya. Foto MUHD NA’IM, 17 APRIL 2022.

Some e-scooter groups dominated the area without guilt, occupying the motorcycle lane.

MalaysiaGazette also recorded the dangerous act of them crossing the street using the right lane against traffic.

Their boldness raised questions as the usage of e-scooters on the roads other than area gazetted for its usage is illegal and forbidden under the Road Transport Act 1987 and actions could be taken against the violators.

In addition, the e-scooter riders had clearly created public nuisance, especially against the other motorists. -MalaysiaGazette