JOHOR BARU: The Johor Road Transport Department is focusing on seven main offences in its operations during this Chinese New Year season starting Jan 24.
State JPJ director Johari Yusof said the offences were using of handphone, overtaking on double line, queue jumping, using the emergency lane, not wearing the seat belt, beating traffic lights and motorcyclists not wearing crash helmet”.
“JPJ personnel will go undercover to nab errant road users,” he told reporters at the Larkin bus terminal on Wednesday night.
He said 1,005 motorcycles had already been inspected during the operations.
“The operations will go on until Feb 9,” he said.
A total of 354 reminders were handed out while 134 summonses were issued to motorcyclists.
“Three cases of drug abuse were detected during the operations,” he added.
According to Johari, 769 notices were issued to those who committed the seven offences.
A total 198 JPJ officers will be deployed to 23 locations, of which 16 are on federal roads, five on the North-South Expressway and at the Larkin bus terminal and Sentayan bus terminal in Muar.
Johari also said the departnemtn would install blinkers at 120 accident-prone locations.
“The department hopes they will reduce accidents during the festive season,” he said, adding other agencies will be roped in help in the operations.