Six boys fool parents to go for illegal racing


BY ANTHONY TAN

ALOR STAR: They were dressed for Friday prayers and their parents thought they were going to the mosque. 

The six underaged boys, one of them just 12, however, gathered at Taman Rimba here where they raced among themselves on motorcycles. 

Police caught them at about 1pm last Friday and summoned them for riding motorcycles without a licence and on machines without road tax and insurance coverage. 

Kota Star district traffic and public order chief Deputy Supt Zahari Ahmad said the boys were from Tajar, Kuala Sungai and Hutan Kampung. 

He said the youths had also been found racing in Shahab Perdana and Jalan Langgar during Friday prayers. 

He warned that action could be taken against parents and motorcycle owners who allowed their underaged children or those without a licence to ride their motorcycles. 

“They can be charged under Section 39(1) of the Road Transport Act which carries a maximum RM2,000 fine,” DSP Zahari told a press conference here yesterday. 

In a separate case, DSP Zahari said three teenage boys were caught for illegal motorcycle racing in Jalan Alor Merah here about midnight last Thursday. 

He said the boys, two of whom were underaged, had pleaded guilty in court on Monday for riding recklessly and would be sentenced soon. 

He said police had seized more than 100 motorcycles in the district this month for various offences like illegal modifications, not having road tax and riders not having licence.

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