PETALING JAYA: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) have arrested 627 public transport drivers in Bukit Bintang and KLCC areas over the last three years, said SPAD Enforcement Division Chief, Datuk Che Hasni Che Ahmad.
"In the last three years, starting from June 9, 2011, up until June 7 this year, we have carried out 382 operations which has resulted in all these arrests," he said on Wednesday.
He explained that the most common offence committed by the drivers was not parking their vehicle in the designated areas, which recorded 184 cases, followed by failure to display drivers permit or failure to renew it (157 cases), charging without the use of a meter (72 cases).
"This is followed by 42 cases of drivers picking up or dropping off passengers in unauthorised areas and 172 cases on other offences.
"Just this year alone (March to June) we conducted 94 operations and this has resulted in the arrest of 241 drivers," he said adding that they had inspected 6,175 vehicles over that period.
Che Hasni added that the operations were done in collaboration with the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
He added that drivers who were arrested were compounded by the RTD and brought to court for further action.
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