Police: Most common traffic offence is obstruction of traffic

KUALA LUMPUR – Traffic obstruction was the most common offence committed, with 15,705 summonses being issued in the first week of the “Respect Traffic Laws (HUU)” operation in the city.

Asst Comm Saifudin Mohd Salleh, the chief of Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department JSPT (Joint Security and Enforcement Department), said that a total 21,169 summonses were issued as of Monday (10th June) in this operation which began on 4th June.

Traffic obstruction is the most common offense, with 15,705 summonses. This is followed by not having a driver’s license (678), expired tax on the road (450), illegal number plate (336), stopping in a yellow box (29), and not having a valid driving licence.

He said that he had also issued 40 summonses, including for driving without insurance (64), having no number plates (156), having no side mirrors (248) and using a cell phone (111). Other violations included not displaying a ‘P” sticker (167), having expired licenses (107), broken brake lights (13) and illegal modifications (39)

ACP Saifudin stated that police detained 38 other individuals.

He added, “We seized also five motorcycles and one lorry.”

He said that more than 2,642 officers were involved in this operation. They were assisted by enforcement personnel from other agencies, including the Road Transport Department and Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

We are strict with this enforcement operation to raise awareness about the importance of obeying traffic laws.

He said that it was important for road users to always adhere to the traffic laws, not just for their safety but also for others’ safety.

ACP Saifudin stated that the operation was focused on 12 areas around the city.

Locations involved include: the intersection of Jalan Dewan Bhasa/Jalan Hang Tuah; the intersection of Jalan Sultan Ismail/Jalan Bukit Bintang; the interchange of Jalan Sultan Ismail/Jalan P. Ramlee; the interchange of Jalan Sultan Ismail/Jalan Raja Abdullah; the interface of Jalan Sultan Ismail/Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

We hope that the operation will lead to a better road ethic among road users.

He said that the operation was important for smooth traffic during off-peak hours, as well as safety.

He said that traffic obstruction, driving while using a cell phone, running red lights, and speeding will be among the offenses targeted.

He said, “We hope that the public will cooperate with us and follow traffic laws and regulations.”

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