Cops issue 327 summonses, detain seven for drink driving in traffic op

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 327 summonses were issued for various traffic offences following operations at Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief Asst Comm Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said the operations were conducted from 9pm on Wednesday (Nov 3) until 3am Thursday (Nov 4).

"We also detained seven men for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

"Eight motorcycles were also seized for illegal modifications," he said when contacted on Thursday.

JSPT personnel also approached 30 cyclists and advised them the proper and safe way to cycle, he added.

"Action can be taken against those who cycle recklessly under Section 54(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which carries a fine of between RM1,000 and RM5,000 or not more than 12 months imprisonment upon conviction.

"Those who disregard traffic signs that prohibit cycling on highways or expressways can be investigated under Section 79 of the Road Transport Act 1987.

"They are liable for a fine of between RM300 and RM2,000 while Section 112(3) of the same act can allow their bicycles to be seized," he said.

ACP Sarifudin said Kuala Lumpur police did not prohibit cycling but cyclists must abide by the laws and regulations for their safety as well as the safety of other road users.

"Those with information or inquiries can contact Jalan Tun H.S. Lee Traffic police station at 03-20719999 or the KL police hotline at 03-20260267/69 or any nearest police station," he said.

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