Unfit buses: Thousands not brought in for annual checks, says Puspakom


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 21 Jul 2011

PETALING JAYA: Maybe you should not run after that bus after all.

Statistics from Puspakom show that 4,111 commercial buses were not brought in for their compulsory inspections last year to have their brakes and tyres checked.

In fact, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) blacklisted 649 buses for failing three consecutive Puspakom inspections.

In related developments:

> A total of 4,513 buses were fined by JPJ last year for not displaying the Puspakom inspection discs;

> The Pan Malaysian Bus Operators Association stressed that its members would not risk flouting the law; and

> Runners alleged that it was common for bus operators to send their vehicles for inspection only once a year.

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