The Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA), in addition to conventional safety assessments, now requires all concession companies to undertake improvements based on iRAP recommendations, with a KPI target for 5 highways per year to initiate safety improvement planning and implementation works.

MHA is responsible for all toll highways and expressways in Malaysia spanning 1,820kms. The Authority oversees their design, construction, operation, maintenance and improvement works.

To date, 1,800kms of Malaysian expressways have been Star Rated to assess the in-built risk to road users and identify investment plans to improve their safety. 75 per cent (by length) of the network rates 3-star or better and 500 sites have been upgraded. Fourteen highways have been included in MHA’s safety improvement programme.

MHA is a key partner in the MyRAP locally owned and led road assessment programme, led by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), an iRAP Centre of Excellence.

The Malaysian Government is committed to achieving 75% of travel at a 3-star or better performance level on the country’s high volume road network by 2020.

Read more on MyRAP’s achievements here.

According to iRAP’s Vaccines for Roads Big Data Tool, achieving >75 per cent of travel on 3-star or better roads for all road users by 2030 stands to save 2,465 lives per year and USD$99 billion with an economic benefit of $21 for every $1 spent.

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