With the increasing number of vehicles on the roads, the management of traffic flow has become a major priority for highway concessionaires.
In Malaysia, the rising number of road accident fatalities has been a major cause of concern to the authorities and the public.
Malaysian highways have set international standards with their first class facilities and high standards for the safety, convenience and comfort of highway users.
The majority of highways in Malaysia are designed as four-lane (two lane, dual carriageway) high-speed routes, with most expressways having controlled access, meaning they are designed for high-speed vehicular traffic made for smooth flowing long distance travel.
More than three decades ago, after the first highway was built in the country, a network of interconnecting highways was developed.
An efficient and good road network is the backbone of a country’s economic growth.
Before the country gained independence in 1957, there were only federal and trunk roads in Peninsular Malaysia, built during the British colonial era to enable the Administration to transfer goods and commodities more conveniently.
There are currently 30 highways in Malaysia, measuring more than 1,000 kilometres, with total development costs amounted to more than RM38 billion.
After much deliberation and research, the Government concluded that all highways should have a single electronic toll collection system and as a result