Over 8,000 summonses issued this Raya period so far, says JPJ


GENTING HIGHLANDS: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) issued a total of 8,036 summonses nationwide in conjunction with Operasi Hari Raya Aidilfitri (HRA) 2022 until Thursday (May 5).

All the summonses were issued after JPJ had inspected 44,737 vehicles since the operation began on April 29.

JPJ senior director of enforcement Datuk Lokman Jamaan said this showed that there were still many drivers who disobeyed the traffic rules even though the police had previously reminded drivers to abide by the rules.

"We hope that for the next few days before the Op HRA ends on Sunday (May 8), road users will comply with the rules and there will be a reduction in traffic offences," he said.

Lokman said this to reporters after conducting a special inspection at the Genting Highlands Bus Terminal, Pahang, here on Friday (May 6).

Meanwhile, in JPJ's special technical operation, Lokman said a total of 11 buses were inspected and all of them were found to comply with the rules.

"JPJ is very strict with express and tour buses ferrying passengers to Genting Highlands, bearing in mind it is a difficult road (with dangerous twists and turns)," he said.

At the same time, Lokman said a total of 77 depots and 28 bus terminals were also inspected during Op HRA.

In the inspection, three bus drivers tested positive for drugs, he said, adding that the department took immediate action by suspending their driving licences.

He added that a total of 27 heavy vehicles that violated the ban on being on the road during the festive period were also subject to action.- Bernama

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