JB cops hunting for skateboarders who almost caused accident

Screenshots of the video that went viral showing the teen skateboarders skating on the road near the Persada Johor International Convention Centre.

JOHOR BARU: Police are seeking a group of teenagers involved in a skateboarding incident which almost resulted in an accident with a motorcycle.

Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Raub Selamat said that four teenagers were recorded going downhill on their skateboards near the Persada Johor International Convention Centre.

"This is a serious matter as it concerns the safety and well-being of other road users.

"We will be conducting surveillance in the area and will take serious action against those involved in this dangerous act," he said in a statement here on Tuesday (July 18).

The case is being investigated under Rule 3 of the Road Traffic Rules (prohibition of the use of certain micro mobility vehicles) 2021, which can be punished under Section 119 of the Road Transport Act 1987, which carries a fine up to RM2,000 or imprisonment not exceeding six months.

"Those with information on the case are encouraged to call the Johor Baru South hotline at 07-218 2222," he added.

Earlier, a Facebook user uploaded a 36-second video showing a group of teenagers going downhill on their skateboards.

One of the teens loses control of his skateboard and is run over by an oncoming motorcycle. The video has been viewed more than 100,000 times.

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