JOHOR BARU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) issued 170 compounds to 131 vehicles amounting to more than RM50,000 for various offences during a special operation dubbed 'Ops Caliper' at Jalan Skudai-Pontian interchange here.
Johor JPJ director Azmil Zainal Adnan said that the operation was to check for technical issues on vehicles being used on the road.
"As the states in the country are relaxing their SOP under the phases of the National Recovery Plan (NRP), the JPJ has taken the initiative to check whether road users are also maintaining vehicle safety.
"The operation started at about 7.30pm on Wednesday (Oct 20), where we inspected 524 vehicles.
Out these, 131 vehicles were issued with 233 notices including 170 compound notices for various offences," he said in a statement here on Thursday (Oct 21).
He added that the offences include levels window tints, unauthorised vehicle modification, registration number modification, HID lights, riding motorcycles without left and right side mirrors, driving without licenses and driving without insurance coverage.
"I hope road users will pay more attention to vehicle maintenance especially when equipping vehicles with accessories," he said, adding that those who wish to submit a report can do so the website https://jpj.spab.gov.my
Azmil also said that the JPJ also conducted health and safety inspections at the Larkin Sentral and JB Sentral bus terminals.
"This is to ensure that all passengers and bus operators adhere to SOP imposed by the National Security Council," he said.