The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has launched a special operation code named ‘Ops Merah’ to combat red-light violators.
The nationwide operation was announced by JPJ Deputy Director-General of Planning and Operations, Aedy Fadly Ramli.
“The nationwide record for traffic light violations in 2019 was 22,656 cases and compounds were issued. In 2020, the number somewhat reduced to 12,764 cases due to the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO),” he said.
In Terengganu alone, beating a red light was the second-highest offence as of August this year with 476 cases.
According to Section 79 of the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987, individuals who are caught violating a red light can be subject to a maximum compound of RM300 and a court fine (not exceeding) RM2,000.