Over 700 summonses issued to Perak motorcyclists in first eight days of Ops Lejang

IPOH: Over 700 summonses have been issued to motorcyclists in Perak just eight days into a two-month operation by the state Road Transport Department (JPJ).

Its director Mohammad Yusoff Abustan said on Monday (Aug 8) that 661 motorcycles have been checked to date under Ops Lejang, which began on Aug 1 and will end on Sept 30.

He said a total of 706 summonses were issued for, among other things, not having a driving licence, expired licence, and failing to have motor vehicle insurance.

“During the operation, a total of 17 motorcycles were also seized,” he said in a statement read by his deputy Ab Aziz Awang Teh during a press conference at the department.

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To curb illegal racing and reckless riding, like the July 17 incident in Penang, JPJ had increased surveillance and enforcement.

“We are focusing on efforts to tackle illegal racing on expressways, federal and state roads from time to time.

“We have diversified the approach of enforcement activities, targeted at motorcyclists, and focusing on their licences and vehicle insurance.

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“We want to advise motorcyclists to avoid getting involved in illegal racing, or riding motorcycles in a dangerous manner that can cause accidents and deaths,” he added.

He also warned that stern action would be taken against those involved in such illegal activities, including seizing their vehicles under Section 64 of the Road Transport Act 1987.

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