Overtaking from left: 250 slapped with summonses in three-day ops


MELAKA: Some 250 road users received summonses for overtaking from the left side of the road during a three-day state Road Transport Department (JPJ) operation.

Melaka JPJ director Muhammad Firdaus Sharif said the offence was the highest recorded during the operation that ended on Thursday (Sept 29).

“The operation was done in collaboration with JPJ Johor and Negri Sembilan,” he said.

Muhammad Firdaus said the offenders were issued the summonses under the Road Transport Act 1987 and can be fined up to RM2,000 or six months’ jail.

“Everyone was in a rush and overtaking from the left side of the road during traffic jams, and it is still a traffic offence,” he said.

Muhammad Firdaus said actions were also taken against 662 drivers

from 956 vehicles at three main locations, namely Cheng Height, Bertam Malim and Padang Keladi.

He added that a total of 502 summonses were issued for various offences.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Nanta calls for more Dayaks, Chinese from Sarawak to be made deputy ministers
Zafrul says nothing to hide, will cooperate fully with MACC
GPS Cabinet ministers to seek advice from coalition leaders on key priorities for Sarawak
Johor cops, TNB cut off electricity supply to 122 premises involved in illegal gambling
Expect occasional disruptions on Kelana Jaya LRT line until third quarter of 2023, says Loke
Indonesian woman fined RM5,000 for misusing local's IC for more than 20 years
Restaurant employee pleads not guilty to threatening doctors through Facebook
Sabah eyeing Indian tourist market, says Bangkuai
Court of Appeal dismisses Najib's appeal for discovery of documents on Zeti’s family, Jho Low
Avoid conflicts, time to move forward post-GE15, state speaker tells Johor reps

Others Also Read