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A road safety expert confirmed that there more cars than people in Malaysia. In terms of numbers, it equates to 33.3 million registered vehicles compared to a population of 32.6 million.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Not all of the 32.6 million people are at the age or physical attributes to drive!)

Of the 33.3 million vehicles, 47.3% are cars, 46.6% are motorcycles, 4.7% are goods vehicles, and the remainder are buses, taxis, rental cars.

The number of vehicles have been increasing steadily at a rate of approximately 1,000,000 units per year since 2019, while the population has only increased by 300,000 to 400,000 people within the same timeframe.

Speaking to a newspaper, Professor Dr. Kulanthayan of Universiti Putra Malaysia said that it is why the country is seeing an increase of heavy traffic.

"The vehicle population now is high. If this trend continues yearly where vehicles are rising to the tune of one million, then we are going to face even more horrendous traffic congestion.

"It was common for traffic to be clogged during festivities and peak hours and then it returns to normal. But looking at the situation now, it is beyond that. Hopefully it will ease.

"If it does not, it means we have a clear cut issue of the overwhelming number of registered vehicles in the country," said Dr Kulanthayan, who is attached to the university's Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Source: The New Straits Times