Traffic wardens start enforcement on Jan 1


THE Alor Setar City Council (MBAS) has appointed 86 traffic wardens to ensure smooth traffic flow in the city.

Mayor Datuk Mohd Yusri Md Daud said the appointments would enable the wardens to exercise powers under Section 3 (4B) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which allows summonses to be issued for 44 traffic offences.

“The offences are for obstructing traffic, parking on the yellow line, stopping vehicles in pedestrian lanes and ignoring parking signs for people with disabilities.

“The traffic wardens will also assist the Road Transport Department and police in traffic control and regulation to ensure smooth traffic flow in areas under MBAS’ jurisdiction,” he said.

Earlier, the MBAS traffic warden launch ceremony was attended by Kedah health and local government committee chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Hayati Othman, who represented Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, at the MBAS main hall.

Mohd Yusri said throughout December, his team would provide information and education to residents and road users in Alor Setar city to familiarise them with the traffic warden system.

“Enforcement will begin from Jan 1 next year, so I hope local residents and visitors to Alor Setar can cooperate to ensure the objective of the traffic warden system can be implemented properly,” he added. — Bernama

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