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Singapore-based coach operator Grassland Express plans to submit suggestions to the Malaysian transport and Genting Highlands authorities in a bid to improve road safety.
SINGAPORE: Singapore-based coach operator Grassland Express plans to submit road safety suggestions to Malaysian transport and Genting Highlands authorities.
Suggestions include installing speed strips and other anti-skid features in high-risk or winding areas.
The plan comes after two major accidents involving express coach buses in Malaysia recently.
One took place about three weeks ago near Genting Highlands, where a bus plunged into a 30-metre ravine, killing 37 people.
On Thursday, a Singaporean woman died following an accident on Wednesday along the Karak Highway.
Her body has since been brought back to Singapore.
Several major coach companies in Singapore say they have strict guidelines on who gets to drive the Singapore-Genting route.
New drivers have to complete 30 trips to Kuala Lumpur before being allowed to drive to Genting accompanied by a more experienced driver.
They then have to complete another 30 trips to Genting, before driving solo.
Coach firms add that there is also a fixed group of drivers who make the Singapore-Genting trips.
Chris Tay, the deputy general manager in Five Stars Tours, said: "They would know at which junction, or which area, they would have to take note and reduce their speed.
“With the drivers driving the same coaches, it will make them familiar with the bus and ensure they will be able to...handle it with extra care."