SUKE Freeway is open – model new with lovely sights however please do not cease on the aspect to take images

So the model new Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) is open, and it’s definitely an fascinating freeway to take a look at. It connects main roads, bypassing visitors choke factors, and it’s additionally excessive up, giving implausible views of the KL metropolis skyline.

However as anticipated, the latter is attracting individuals to cease to soak up the sights, as seen in these images courtesy of reader Nic Wang.

Whereas sure, it undoubtedly could be good to get a very good shot of your self, your automobile or your loved ones from the newly minted vantage level, it will also be a really harmful train. As a result of doing so would require you to cease on the emergency lane, which ought to solely be occupied in, effectively, emergencies. Extra generally, it’s additionally the very lane motorcyclists trip on.

Whereas blocking the emergency lane is one factor, popping out to take images dangers your self being mowed down by different motorists. As unlikely as that will sound, keep in mind that the brand new freeway is already fairly busy (particularly within the first month whereas it’s free!), and that whereas making an attempt to border up the right shot, you’re additionally prone to transfer backwards into the driving lanes.

Add to this the excessive chance that you could be additionally produce other drivers and riders making an attempt to {photograph} the view whereas on the transfer, not paying full consideration to what’s in entrance of them. Then, there’s the truth that the brand new freeway’s distinctive format and corners – many have likened it to Tokyo’s Shuto Expressway – have additionally attracted drivers/riders to “take a look at energy.” It solely takes just a few minor mishaps to stack as much as a serious accident. It’s simply not well worth the danger.

In case you actually, really need that shot, know that SUKE developer Prolintas is already planning an elevated R&R facility at Tasik Tambahan, which will likely be open to the general public. This eventual “SUKE Lookout Level” will function F&B retailers and naturally, a full panoramic view of the KL skyline. There, you’ll be able to take your individual candy time getting that excellent shot, with out risking your life.

If we proceed stopping on the shoulders on SUKE, it can solely be a matter of time earlier than it will get the total consideration of the police, like what occurred to Malaysia’s now-infamous New Zealand stretch, the Temiang-Pantai road in Negeri Sembilan. That’s now a special PDRM patrol zone following quite a few unlucky incidents attributable to motorists stopping to soak up the view.

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