Driver obstructing ambulance on Pasir Gudang Highway fined


JOHOR BARU: A man driving a van who obstructed an ambulance at KM14 of the Pasir Gudang Highway near here on Saturday (Feb 17) has been fined.

Seri Alam district police chief Supt Mohd Sohaimi Ishak said that police came across a 47-second video on social media, showing a van driver obstructing the ambulance's path.

"The white van was seen ignoring the ambulance, even though its siren and signal lights were on, forcing the ambulance to overtake the vehicle on left.

"The Seri Alam police traffic investigation and enforcement division tracked down the driver and issued him a RM300 fine for committing an offence, under Rule 9(2) of the Road Traffic Rules 166/59, for refusing to give way to an emergency vehicle," he said in a statement.

He said that the man, 38, was also investigated under Section 56(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for not having a goods driving licence (GDL), while checks also found that he had seven summonses for traffic offences, but had no record of criminal offences. – Bernama

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