JPJ warns it treats traffic offences by foreign drivers seriously

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KUCHING, Jan 11: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has again issued a warning that they will not compromise on traffic offences committed by foreigners driving delivery vehicles and other forms of public transport.

JPJ reiterated in a statement issued yesterday that the department looked at these violations as serious traffic offences to ensure road safety.

This statement came following a video that went viral in the social media showing a Bangladeshi who admitted to having worked as a driver for a company since eight years ago.

“In light of this, JPJ has issued a notice of interview to the owner (company) of the vehicle to get details of the case as well as information of all the vehicles registered under the company and drivers employed by the company,” it said.

The owner of the vehicle is required to go to JPJ headquarters within 14 days from the day the notice was issued.

“JPJ will not hesitate to take stern action on the owner (company) and the driver if they are found to be in violation after an investigation has been conducted.

“Action(s) will be taken under Section 56(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. If convicted, can be fined not more than RM2,000 or imprisonment not more than six months or both according to Section 56(6) under the same Act.”

JPJ is grateful for the information that has been channelled and encouraged the public to assist the government and other enforcement agencies in ensuring road safety.

Any information and complaint can be filed through [email protected] or through jpj.spab.gov.my. Complaints filed should include the location and time the offences were spotted. — DayakDaily