PETALING JAYA: The police, Road Transport Department (JPJ) and Department of Environment (JAS) will be conducting a joint operation to go after motorcycles with modified exhausts.
JPJ said in a statement on Tuesday (March 16) that its enforcement division will be issuing notices of interview under Section 114(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
It added that it would also be issuing notices of vehicle prohibition (PG1) under Section 59 (1) of the same Act for enforcement purposes.
"Through the issuance of the PG1 notice, any owner or rider of the motorcycle found to be involved in any such exhaust modification without permission will be prohibited from using the motorcycle until the exhaust has been repaired," said the JPJ.
It added that any rider or owner of such a motorcycle will be given a period of seven days to repair or change the modified exhaust and return it to its initial specifications so it complies with all necessary precautions.
The JPJ then said that the motorcycle must then be presented at any JPJ offices for inspection purposes to show that it has been repaired.
It added that anyone found modifying their exhaust pipe can be slapped with a compound worth RM300, or if convicted in court can be liable to a fine not more than RM2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months as listed under Section 119 of the Road Transport Act 1987.
"JPJ and other enforcement agencies such as the police and JAS remain committed and consistent in its advocacy and enforcement effort, in order to raise awareness among certain segments of the society across the country," added the JPJ.