Seventy-nine summonses issued in police ops against those who modified motor exhausts

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have issued 79 summonses for illegal motor exhaust modification during a seven-day operation.

The operation, dubbed the Operasi Khas Bunyi Bising (Special Operation Against Loud Noises), was targeted at those who heavily modified their motor exhausts causing excessive noise, and lasted from March 1 to 7.

City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said a total of 2,495 vehicles were inspected.

"Seventy-nine summonses were issued by us while 40 by the Department of Environment (DOE) and 90 came from the Road Transport Department (JPJ).

"Around 1,400 summonses were issued for other offences and 84 vehicles were seized," he said during a press conference Monday (March 8).

Roadblocks, he said, were mounted at several areas across the city during the operation, including Bangsar and other residential areas.

He also urged all road users to comply with standard motor exhaust rules and law.

On the trailer lorry that collided with the scaffolding of the still-under-construction bridge along the MRR2 Highway near Bandar Tasik Selatan, killing two people, he said the Traffic Department will apply for a remand extension on the suspect on Tuesday (March 9) to assist their investigation.

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