No fines but it’s straight to court for red light runners, queue-cutters, and three more offences during Hari Raya Ops.
Hari Raya Ops kicks off in time for festive holidays
This year, five offences will be taken to court instead of fines and compounds issued immediately.
These comprise of red light runners, queue-cutters, emergency lane abusers, use of mobile phone whilst driving, as well as speeding.
As the festive Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays loom closer, so does the season for many Malaysians to hit the highways for their Balik Kampung travels. For that, authorities will be conducting its yearly Hari Raya Ops enforcement operations, and five offences in particular are reportedly under the spotlight.
This year, the Ops’ focus will be on red light runners, queue-cutters, emergency lane abusers, driving whilst using mobile phone and, of course, speeding. Notably, there won’t be compounds of fines issued immediately for these offences this time round. Instead, offenders will receive orders to appear in court before a judge.
The move was mooted by Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong earlier this week. “The prohibition is aimed at reducing the risk of road accidents due to a mix of traffic flows involving heavy and light vehicles, apart from preventing traffic jams,” he said.
Wee further said that 2,200 JPJ enforcement personnel have been deployed in this Hari Raya Ops as well, which entails going undercover as express bus passengers and enforcement-based station monitoring at 14 major locations along highways.
Furthermore, the minister added that express bus inspections through the pre-Hari Raya Ops would be conducted from April 25 to 28 at 75 depots and 28 main bus terminals throughout the country.
Additionally, the ban on goods vehicles would be enforced for three days before and two days after Hari Raya Aidilfitri, from April 30 to May 2, and May 7 and 8.