Sarawak JPJ to check number plates

KUCHING: The Sarawak Road Transport Department (JPJ) will conduct checks on vehicles using fancy and wrong-sized number plates. 

Its public relations officer, Yusniman Mohamad, said major operations would be held at least once a month this year to clamp down on drivers who violated the JPJ's regulations. 

“Most vehicle owners’ number plates do not follow the required specifications. We urge them to change before JPJ detains them,” he said here yesterday. 

The drivers who violate the Transport Act 1987 could be fined up to RM300. 

Yusniman said drivers could check with JPJ offices whether their number plates were legal. 

He said the Sarawak JPJ collected RM1.4mil in compounds from 9,224 cases last year, a 40% increase from RM1.1mil collected from 6,550 cases in 2001. 

He added that drivers could ask JPJ offices to reduce their compounds on Tuesdays, which is the appeal day. 

Compounds for overloading, repeated offences, traffic rules violation, dangerous driving and drivers flouting traffic lights would not be reduced, he said.– Bernama 

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