42 Buses Restricted, 77 Buses Penalised in Ops Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2024

In the 2024 Ops Hari Raya Aidilfitri implemented nationwide since April 1, a total of 42 buses have been issued Vehicle Use Prohibition Notices (PG1) for violating technical regulations. Datuk Lokman Jamaan, the senior enforcement director of the Road Transport Department (JPJ), announced that these buses were identified from 3,799 buses inspected at 54 bus depots and 28 bus terminals. The detected buses committed various dangerous technical offences and were prohibited from operating, ensuring the safety of passengers.

According to Bernama, action was taken against 77 buses, with 47 receiving summonses for various offences, including lacking a Competent Driving Licence (CDL) and driver misconduct such as using mobile phones while driving. Additionally, six bus drivers from Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak, and Kedah were suspected of consuming prohibited substances based on failed urine tests and were consequently banned from driving.

JPJ will coordinate with bus operators, and a comprehensive investigation report will be submitted to the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) for further action under the Land Public Transport Act 2010. Moreover, the driver’s licences will be suspended under Section 36 of Act 333 pending confirmation from the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK).

During undercover operations, 84 JPJ officers recorded 62 cases of offences like dangerous driving. Lokman emphasised that covert checks by JPJ officers will continue until April 20, along with rigorous enforcement to ensure compliance with the Land Public Transport Act 2010 (Act 715) and the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) and their respective regulations. These measures aim to uphold safety standards and protect passengers traveling during the festive season.

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