JPJ preparing report on deadly trailer accident

Check up: A JPJ officer inspecting a lorry tyre during an operation at Awam Besar Toll Plaza. — Bernama

PETALING JAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is in the midst of compiling its Inspection and Safety Audit (JISA) of the trailer accident which left two dead near Putrajaya recently.

Its deputy director-general (planning/operations) Aedy Fadly Ramli said they were instructed to carry out the audit by the minister immediately after the accident.

“I can confirm that we are involved in investigating the accident. We are compiling the JISA and will be handing it over to the Land Public Transport Agency on Monday for further action.

“We received the accident report from the police on Friday so we are working now to finish the report on our end,” he told reporters when met at the Kesas toll plaza on Friday.

When asked how his department would ascertain if the lorry was overloaded since everything was scattered on the road when it overturned, Aedy Fadli said the investigation would not be limited to gathering evidence from the scene.

“Our investigators will also go to the location where the lorry got its load from,” he said.

Meanwhile, Aedy Fadli said they instructed all state JPJ directors to conduct special operations on commercial vehicles for overloading.

“These operations will begin next week nationwide.

“We at the JPJ headquarters will also be monitoring these operations in order to compile a report for our top brass and the Transport Minister,” he said, adding that they would also rope in other agencies such as the police, the Department of Environment and National Anti-Drugs Agency for the operations.

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