JPJ, PDRM and other agencies are now busy with their festive season ops. So please be aware whenever you go especially to avoid 7 big offences targeted by the officers. CBT reported the 7 big sins that you should avoid.
Road Transport Department (RTD) is set to monitor and nab the traffic offenders by using the cameras for those who committed the ‘seven big sins’ – failing to stop at red lights, driving in the emergency lane, queue jumping, overtaking at double line, using a cell phone, not using safety helmet and not wearing seat belts.
7 TRAFFIC OFFENCES YOU SHOULD AVOID! – RTD JPJ OPS
“These ‘seven sins’ carry maximum compound of RM300 under Road Transport Act 1987. Our undercover officers are armed with high-tech cameras to catch and record the traffic offences at various locations. Just follow the traffic rules and you are safe,” said RTD director-general Datuk Ismail Ahmad to Cars, Bikes & Trucks.
He said that undercover plainclothes officers would be stationed at various locations nationwide during the busy ‘balik kampung’ period.
When asked to reveal the locations of undercover officers with cameras, he just smiled: “Our undercover officers are present at the accident-prone stretches and they won’t be visible to catch the errant motorists. But the undercover enforcement officers can be anywhere – on federal and state roads as well as on expressways.”
“The message is clear. We want to increase the ‘Perception of Being Caught’ to roadusers as we want motorists to reach their destination safely,” said Ismail.
At the same time, he said, RTD will deploy its ‘Skuad Muda 1JPJ’ to be the department’s additional ‘eyes and ears’ on the road during the busy ‘balik kampung’ trips.
“The Skuad Muda volunteers are mostly from the NGOs as well as members of automobile clubs or associations. They will help us to relay information on errant motorists to us, but they do not have the authority to detain or arrest motorists,” he added.