On the first day of Ops Hari Raya Aidilfitri, which began on Saturday, July 11, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has booked 170 road users for various offences over the course of inspecting 1,030 vehicles.
JPJ’s director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad, in a report by Bernama, said that operation began at 12 midnight. During the course of which, seven drivers had to perform urine tests conducted by the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) for driving under the influence of illicit substances.
In addition, he told the newswire, the police had issued 54 summonses and the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) had booked two individuals over the same period of the integrated operation. In total, over 1,800 state JPJ personnel are involved in the effort.
At the Batu toll plaza along the Duke Highway, Ismail told reporters: “The integrated operation involving various enforcement agencies was conducted to ensure safety on the roads during the festive season.”
In Kuala Terengganu, however, the state’s JPJ personnel are clamping down on errant motorcycle riders to reduce accidents involving them as well as pillion riders during this year’s festive season.
Its director Abdul Rahman Emang Anyie stated their aim was to reduce road accidents involving motorcyclists, as they are the largest contributors road accidents overall in the state.