JAMBATAN Kedua Sdn Bhd (JKSB) has presented Penang police a patrol car for use on the second Penang bridge and its surrounding areas.
JKSB managing director Datuk Dr Ismail Mohamed Taib said it was part of their corporate social responsibility.
“Since the bridge opened early this year, we have had road users driving in a dangerous manner and speeding at more than 180kmph.
“There are also slow vehicles such as tractors using the bridge. This is an offence and action can be taken as such vehicles are prohibited from using the bridge,” he told reporters after handing over the Mitsubishi Lancer GT 2.0 costing RM70,000 to Penang police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Abdul Rahim Hanafi at the JKSB toll plaza complex in Batu Kawan near Nibong Tebal recently.
SDCP Abdul Rahim thanked JKSB for the patrol car and for providing an office space at the toll plaza for the police to carry out their duties.
“Such cooperation between the private sector and the police is important and must be ongoing.”
He said since the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge opened, there had been 44 accidents, including one fatal case.
JKSB is also planning to provide a Honda ST1300 motorcycle to the police soon for patrolling the bridge.