JPJ to ‘GoPro’ with its traffic surveillance

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 128 surveillance cameras will be used by the Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) motorcycle enforcement unit nationwide to detect offences during the Hari Raya festive season.

Its director-general Datuk Zailani Hashim said the unit would conduct patrols in areas identified as hotspots with a focus on nine offences identified as the main cause of fatal road accidents.

“Roadblocks will be mounted as usual and with the increase in the volume of vehicles on the road, monitoring will be carried out by enforcement members equipped with GoPro Max 360 surveillance cameras,” he said at the launch of the RTD’s Aidilfitri operation at the Sungai Besi toll plaza.

The operation will end on May 9.

According to Bernama, Zailani said the surveillance cameras would be used to detect traffic offenders, including those not wearing a safety helmet or seat belt, overtaking at double lines, beating the red light, using mobile phones while driving and overloading commercial vehicles.

Based on the recordings, the vehicle owners would then be called for questioning before having action taken against them, he added.

Zailani said during the operation on Thursday night, a total of 1,137 vehicles were inspected, with action taken against 279 vehicles.

A total of 508 summonses were issued for various offences, including not possessing a driving licence and having expired road tax.

The operation was carried out together with the police, National Anti-Drug Agency, Environment Department, Immigration Department and PLUS Expressways Bhd.

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