PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will conduct a nationwide crack down beginning Oct 1 against individuals providing transportation services using the Uber application.
JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said private vehicles found providing the taxi-like services would be impounded.
He said individuals or companies providing the services could also be fined between RM1,000 and RM10,000 or jailed up to a year.
Ismail said using private vehicles as public transport was an offence under Section 16 of the Land Public Transportation Act 2010.
"It is similar to teski sapu or illegal taxi and that is why we are taking action to stop it.
"The public should aware that by using private vehicles as taxi, they are not covered by any insurance should they get involved in any accident," he said here Monday.
Ismail said taxis and limousines using the Uber application would not be affected.