The Johor Education Department is urging schools in the state to identify students taking part in riding modified bicycles, known as ‘basikal lajak’.
Director Shaharudin Sharif said that the department is aware that there are students involved in such activities and hope they will be made aware of the danger.
He also urged parents to constantly monitor their children and not allow them to go out of the house at night.
The strict call comes after the recent incident in which eight teen cyclists were killed after they were mowed down by a car at 3am at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, Johor Bahru.
Parents of the teenage cyclists who were killed after a car rammed into them in the middle of the road will undergo counselling sessions by the state Education Department.