[SHARE] 6 Most Dangerous Highways In Malaysia

In 2010, 6,872 people died from road accidents in Malaysia. We've compiled a list of some of the most dangerous highways in Malaysia for all of you who will most probably travelling during the holidays and the coming festive seasons. Drive safe!

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1. The North-South Expressway: About 40 People Were Killed There In The Last Five Years

On March 27, 2008, a Singaporean family of 4 were killed in an accident along North–South Expressway near Tangkak, Johor, leaving behind a 2-month-old baby.

On December 2, 2008 at about 0315 hrs, a Singaporean biker, who was returning from a trip from Hat Yai, Thailand was killed after crashing his bike into an overturned lorry near Simpang Empat, Melaka.

On December 7, 2008, 10 passengers were killed in a bus crash at km 146.8 of the North–South Expressway between Tangkak and Pagoh, Johor.

10 people were killed in the 2009 accident near the Ipoh toll.

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On 13 April 2009, six people were killed in double decker express bus crash at km 443 of the North–South Expressway near Rawang, Selangor.

On 26 December 2009, ten passengers were killed and two injured after a northbound double-decker express bus skidded and hit the road divider at Km 272.8 of the North–South Expressway about 8 km from the Ipoh South toll plaza near Ipoh, Perak.

On 10 October 2010, twelve people were killed and more than 50 others injured in an highway crash involving two buses, three cars and a van at Km 223 of the North–South Expressway, near the Simpang Ampat Interchange, Melaka.

An accident at the North-South Expressway in Simpang Ampat that occurred in 2010

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On December 6, 2013, three Singaporean-registered Lamborghinis were up in flames after an accident on the North-South Expressway near Seremban. [CLICK ON LINK FOR FULL STORY]

Recently, three Lamborghinis crashed on the North-South Expressway near Seremban.

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2. The Karak Highway: Site Of Malaysia's Worst Road Accident Which Happened In 2013

The winding road that leads to Genting Highlands and Bentong is the site of many accidents, leading to a number of ghostly sightings.

The bus crash that claimed 37 lives.

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On 28 January 1990, 17 people including 11 FRU riot police personal were killed in a collision between FRU riot police vehicles, a tanker lorry, a passenger bus and 10 cars at kilometre 32.5 of the highway not far from Genting Sempah Tunnel in Gombak, Selangor.

On August 22, 2013, the worst road accident in Malaysia happened when a bus plunged into a 60m ravine at the Genting-KL road. [CLICK ON LINK FOR FULL STORY]

On August 29, 2013, one week after Malaysia's worst road trauma on the Karak Highway involving a Genting bus, a 47-year-old Datuk lost his life in a superbike accident on the very same highway. [CLICK ON LINK FOR FULL STORY]

3. The Federal Highway: It Has The Most Dangerous Motorcycle Lane

The motorcycle lanes in the Federal Highway are known for its dangers towards motorcyclists, such as dark, narrow and poorly maintained lanes and ramps, dangerous sharp corners, and the nature of the motorcycle lanes themselves to be vulnerable spots for robberies.

A victim lying on the road in the April 2013 accident.

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18 December 1988 - R Arumugam. Malaysian's national football player died in a car accident on Federal Highway near Mercedes Benz showroom at Petaling Jaya.

8 December 2010 - A driver was killed when he tried to make an illegal U-turn at KM 27.3 of the Federal Highway near Seri Setia.

16 June 2013 - Three teenagers were killed and another injured when the car they were in crashed into the divider along KM 14.5 of the Federal Highway near Shah Alam.

A victim from the 21 April 2013 crash.

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4. The Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands Road: A Bus Accident Killed 25 Thai Nationals In 2010

25 people died in this accident in the Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highland stretch.

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On December 20, 2010, the tragedy at KM15 of the Cameron Highland-Simpang Pulai road claimed the lives of 25 Thai nationals who had been on a holiday in the hill resort.

You will need more control of your car if you are coming downhill using this way from Cameron Highlands. Because the slope can be rather steep, you may tend to speed on the way down and this is rather dangerous.

5. The Lipis-Merapoh Road: Two Buses Crashed And Killed 14 People In 2003

On November 23, 2003, 14 people were killed when an express bus collided with another bus at Km63, Jalan Lipis-Merapoh near the Pahang-Kelantan border.

A survivor of the bus crash that killed 14 people.

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6. The Pan Borneo Highway: There Is A 'Killer Stretch' On This Road That Is Notorious For Accidents

The Pan Borneo Highway stretch between Bintulu and Miri has become notorious for fatal accidents. Already, three express bus accidents reported between last November and two days ago, have claimed five lives, including that of a six-month pregnant victim.

The police have classified 35 blackspots along the Sarawak portion of the highway. The deadliest is on Jalan Bintulu-Tanjung Kidurong, where 23 have perished since 2011.

An accident at Betong-Sri Aman road.

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It is believed that at least 18 people were killed on the Sri Aman-Betong road last year alone (2012). One of the the worst crashes was on July 20, in which five lives were lost.

An accident that killed two in the Sarikei part of the Pan Borneo Highway.

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