The Road Transport Department (JPJ) in Malaysia has issued 14,514 notices for various offences under the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) and confiscated 500 motorcycles through the HRA 2023 Integrated Motorcycle Ops from April 18 to 25 in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri (HRA).
Senior JPJ Enforcement Director Datuk Lokman Jamaan said that the notices were issued after carrying out inspections of 51,039 motorcycles while the motorcycles were seized due to the lack of insurance coverage, driving licence, and others involving 291 Point of Duty (POD) locations across the country.
He revealed that the six most common offences were no driving licence, expired vehicle licence (LKM), no insurance, expired driving licence, not wearing a helmet, and violating traffic lights.
According to Lokman, the correct use of a helmet can reduce injuries by 25%. Therefore, strict advocacy and enforcement measures will continue to be implemented by JPJ to reduce the rate of accidents and fatal accidents among motorcyclists.
Lokman officiated the Special Motorcycle Ops for the state of Perak in conjunction with the HRA 2023 Integrated Ops where a total of 7,146 motorcycles were inspected while action was taken against 1,313 motorcyclists under Act 333.