Beating red lights most common traffic violation by P-hailing riders in Melaka, says state JPJ director

MELAKA (Bernama): The most common violation of traffic rules by food delivery riders (P-hailing) here is beating the red light, says Mohamad Firdaus Shariff.

The state Road Transport Department (JPJ) director said since an operation, dubbed "Op Merah", was launched on Oct 8, some 112 out of 183 notices issued were related to the offence.

A total of 549 motorcycles were inspected during the operation and other common offences were not wearing a safety helmet and riding against traffic direction.

"We hope these delivery riders would abide by the set rules so that they do not put themselves and other road users at risk.

"The advocacy programme held in conjunction with Op Merah with the cooperation of the Operations and Road Safety units is to raise awareness on road safety and traffic etiquette among P-hailing riders,” he told reporters when met at the Melaka Sentral Bus Terminal here late Friday (Oct 15) night.

Meanwhile, Firdaus said that from when the interstate travel ban was lifted on Oct 11 until Friday, 152 express buses and 1,800 passengers were inspected across Peninsular Malaysia.

"Apart from checking on the bus condition, the drivers’ licence and log books to ensure that the operators provide a second driver for journeys that exceed 300km or four hours, inspections were also made to ensure that the MySejahtera QR Code and hand sanitisers were provided and that only fully vaccinated individuals were allowed on the bus," he said.

He added that during the operation, three compound notices amounting to RM4,500 were issued by Health Ministry enforcement personnel for failing to scan the MySejahtera application when entering the bus terminal. -Bernama

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