IT IS A FAMILIAR SIGHT: every working day, right after quitting time, the Penang Bridge is filled with thousands of cars (with plenty of empty passenger seats), lines very slowly inching forward. Throngs of executives and factory workers are forced to remain in their cars as traffic grinds to a halt for no apparent reason, doing their best not to lose their tempers.
Penang’s traffic woes are no secret. According to the Road Transport Department, there are some 800,000 cars paying road taxes every year in Penang, along with a million motorcycles – there are more vehicles in Penang than there are people!
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