Ops Hari Raya Aidilfitri to be carried out till July 25

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  • Monday, 13 Jul 2015

Safety first: JPJ officers carrying out inspections at the Batu Toll Plaza along the DUKE. — Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The first day of Ops Hari Raya Aidilfitri saw 170 offences and 1,030 vehicles inspected by authorities.

Bernama reported that among the offences were expired road tax, driving without a valid licence, illegal vehicle modifications and licence plate numbers that were not according to specifications.

Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said during the operation that began at midnight, seven people were also made to undergo urine tests.

“They were suspected to be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” he said.

Ismail said police issued 54 summonses while the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) booked two people.

“The joint operation with various enforcement agencies was carried out to ensure road safety during the festive season,” he said after an operation at the Batu toll plaza on the Duke Highway on Saturday night.

The nationwide operation involved 1,800 JPJ personnel.

In Johor Baru, state JPJ director Johari Yusof warned express bus drivers to be careful during Hari Raya, adding that they were being watched by undercover officers.

“The officers will be in plain clothes and will buy their bus tickets before boarding like everybody else,” he said after launching the operation at Plaza Angsana here yesterday.

Some 160 personnel and 50 JPJ Squad volunteers, added Johari, were on standby at 30 accident-prone areas in the state daily.

“They will do so until July 25,” he said.

JPJ personnel as well as those from the Road Safety Department, he said, would also be stationed at rest and recreation areas to engage the public on road safety issues.

Johari reminded that heavy vehicles were banned on the roads on July 14 and 15, and July 24 and 25.

“These are the days where high traffic volume is expected for the balik kampung rush,” he said. “This will ensure the comfort of other road users.”

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