JPJ Sarawak operation aims to crack down on overloaded commercial vehicles

Noraini speaking to reporters about the operation.

By William Isau

SIBU, Sept 26: Road Transport Department (JPJ) is holding a Special Commercial Vehicle Operation throughout Sarawak to enhance enforcement, and detect and take action on commercial vehicles that commit offences, especially overloading offences.

JPJ Sarawak Deputy Director Noraini Mohd Nawi said today that the operation is to ensure a higher level of compliance with road safety regulations among drivers specialising in commercial vehicles.

“Every commercial vehicle suspected of carrying an overloaded load will be ordered to be weighed at a designated location in accordance with Section 63(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987,” she said at the Stapang Enforcement Station, Kilometer 48 Jalan Sibu-Bintulu (Pan Borneo).

She pointed out that from September 1 to 25, a total of 1,398 enforcement notices were issued on commercial vehicles including 939 summons notices for committing various traffic and technical offenses under the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987, Commercial Vehicle Licensing Act (ALPKP) 1987 and Road Transport Rules 1987, including the offense of overloading.

Meanwhile, Noraini said JPJ Sarawak will continue enforcement on motorcycles through the Special Motorcycle Ops which was launched nationwide from September 1 to 30 to detect various traffic offenses committed by motorcyclists such as running red lights, not having a driving licence, not having a motor vehicle licence (road tax ) as well as commiting other technical faults and vehicle modifications.

“During the period, a total of 11,272 motorcycles were inspected in the operation where a total of 2,268 summons notices were issued and a total of 188 other enforcement notices for various offenses were issued to riders while a total of 51 motorcycles were confiscated,” she disclosed.

Also present were Sarawak JPJ Enforcement Division Chief, Maya Morshidi, JPJ Sibu Branch Chief, Mohamad Faizal David Jemat and Sibu JPJ Enforcement Division Chief, Nurul Faireizzah Safri. — DayakDaily