PDRM: Marshals Have No Right to Stop Traffic During Convoys

  • Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) has again warned that marshals are not to direct traffic during convoys.

  • Marshals can only exist with Traffic Police escort.

  • Also, convoy organizers must apply for the right to convoy with the Traffic Control Division (Bahagain Kawalan Lalulintas).

Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) has once again reminded that marshals in motorcycle convoys are prohibited against stopping or directing traffic.

The post in PDRM’s official Facebook page also stated that the use of marshals in competitions, convoys or programs on public roads must be accompanied by the Traffic Police.

Members of the public or road user are considered in violation of this specific order if they request right of way, stop traffic, redirect traffic or other such activities.

Furthermore, ride marshals are not allowed without the presence of police escorts. Marshals are also not allowed to direct traffic in the presence of police escorts. Rather, the marshals’ duties are to ensure the ride participants adhere to traffic rules.

The police will act against individuals who attempt to control traffic flow without police escort under Section 21 of the Police Act (1967) or Section 79(2) Road Transport Act (1987).

Bikes Republic has also placed a called to the PDRM’s Traffic Control Division (Bahagian Kawalan Lalulintas) at their headquarters in Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur to seek confirmation on the matter. The need to apply for organizing convoys has existed for many years.

We were told that every motorcycle convoy must be applied to the aforementioned division ahead of time for approval. Besides that, Traffic Police escort is specifically for matters of national importance, thus escort for motorcycle convoys is due to the discretion of the PDRM.

Bahagian Kawalan Lalulintas can be reached at 03-22663358. You may submit your applications by hand to:

Bahagian Kawalan Lalulintas
Tingkat 1, Menara 1
Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia
Bukit Aman
50560 Kuala Lumpur.

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