Step up safety for bikers seeking shelter

It is extremely risky for motorcyclists to take shelter from the rain under viaducts or bridges, especially when drivers are coping with reduced visibility from heavy rain and extended braking distances because of the slippery roads (Motorcycles topple, riders hurled 'as van crashes into them'; March 12).

Would the Land Transport Authority consider installing concrete bollards or vehicular impact guardrails where there are such shelters on expressways, and paint them orange and white, so that bikers can wait safely when it is raining?

Also, motorcyclists should never assume that drivers can spot them. They should be taking defensive measures when taking shelter on the road.

Loong Chik Tong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2017, with the headline 'Step up safety for bikers seeking shelter'. Print Edition | Subscribe