Cops to summon individuals who stopped cars along Temiang-Pantai Highway

SEREMBAN: Police here will call up a group of individuals soon to have their statement recorded after pictures of them ‘gathered’ on the emergency lane of the Temiang-Pantai Highway, went viral on social media on Sunday (Jan 23).

Nilai district police chief Supt Mohd Fazley Ab Rahman said in a Facebook post that a group of individuals believed to be members of the FCCM-FC Club Malaysia were detected stopping their car on the emergency lane of the highway on Saturday to take pictures.

"We will call up the club head first and so far we have identified about 48 cars. Stopping and parking a vehicle on an emergency lane without a valid reason is an offence as it can pose a danger to other road users," said Supt Mohd Fazley.

"Legal action can be taken against the offender in accordance with Rule 53(1) of the Road Traffic Rules 1959 which states that no vehicle shall be parked or left unattended on any emergency lane except in an emergency,” he added in a statement on Monday (Jan 24).

Supt Mohd Fazley said the violation of this rule is also punishable by a fine of up to RM2,000 or imprisonment not exceeding six months under Section 119 of the Road Transport Act 1987.

He then advised the public not to engage in any improper conduct that could endanger themselves and others.

Supt Mohd Fazley also said that the police would hold discussions with the Public Works Department and local authorities on a proposal to set up hawker stalls or provide a special place in the area for the public to take pictures.

On Sunday, the car club through its Facebook page uploaded several pictures showing vehicles believed to belong to club members stopped on the emergency lane of the highway in both directions to take pictures as part of their recreational activities.- Bernama

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