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Authorities to investigate Malaysian street luge racer

Malaysia's Road Transport Department (JPJ) is investigating an incident involving a street luge racer who was recorded swerving through traffic on the Seremban-Jelebu road on Sunday.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai condemned the racer for the dangerous act that put other road users at risk, The Star reported.

"As a Transport Minister who talks about road safety, I condemn the act as being very irresponsible and a danger to others.

"I have directed the JPJ to look into the matter and make an announcement to let the public understand what vehicles are allowed on the roads," he told reporters after launching the Kawasaki 2016 Road Safety Campaign at the North-South Expressway's Sungai Besi toll plaza yesterday.

However, he said allowances could be made if the activity was carried out in a recreational area or was part of a regulated sporting event.

JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad, who was also at the event, said the racer would be advised not to repeat his act on public roads. He said the JPJ would look at reviewing laws to prevent luge racing on public roads.

Mr Ismail noted that the laws currently covered motorised vehicles on the road, and not skateboards and bicycles.

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