Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lawless behaviour of motorists shocks JPJ chief

PUTRAJAYA: Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan thought he had seen it all — but no, some motorists still continue to surprise him with their reckless behaviour on the road.

On his way from Kota Baru to Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday during the ongoing Ops Sikap XXI, he managed to photograph 93 cars blatantly flouting traffic rules.

“The drivers either overtook along double lines or jumped queue using the emergency lane.

“Some even used the road shoulder. I cannot imagine the kind of catastrophe that could have happened if there were people on it (road shoulder),” he told a press conference yesterday.

He added that he also alerted his officers to stop two cars and slap the drivers with summonses because they were “driving way too dangerously”.

Solah said that between Feb 8 and Wednesday, 2,968 photographs were taken of motorists committing various offences, including failure to stop at traffic lights, overtaking along double lines, jumping queue and using the emergency lane, drivers using their handphones and failure to buckle up or motorcyclists who failed to put on a helmet.

“The photographs were taken by my undercover officers, by the public and me.

“We have proof that these people committed road offences; there is no way they can deny it. We will slap them with the maximum fine of RM300,” he said.

However, JPJ officers caught only three heavy vehicles travelling during the Feb 12 and Feb 13 ban period. Of the 5,000 buses checked, only 11 failed tyre and brake tests while two drivers tested positive for drug abuse.

“With the long holidays coming to an end, I am pleading to road users to be mindful and patient. I also urge the public to play their role in capturing photos of vehicles flouting the law, so that we can take action against the drivers.

Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan thought he had seen it all ! But let me add a comment !

I think from the photos posted , the motorists who overtook are NOT the guilty ones . Looking at the three pictures posted , there was a clear road in front of the car . The decision to overtake these cars must be that they were driving very slowly , in the middle of the road or to the middle of the lane , leaving the overtaking motorists no choice but to overtake them . Look there were no cars in front nor were there any oncoming vehicles on the other lane .

It is always these motorists who drive so slow that they are a nuisance to other motorists cause they are the ones who cause accidents with their "not sure of their driving"

Hello Datuk Director General , have you come across bone shakers , falling apart cars on the road ? Why is your department not doing anything about this ?


What about old folks who could hardly control their reflexes still driving on the road ? I have seen old folks who are probably in their eighties still driving at a snail place along the main roads ? What have your dept done about this ?


  1. Jt4otk
    are you running low on reading & blogging material?

  2. j4otk must be frustrated with the holiday traffic.

  3. GEORGE TOWN: Local Hokkien gospel singer and songwriter Pastor Lim Gee Tiong will perform at the state MCA Chinese New Year celebration at the Penang International Sports Arena on March 1.
    State MCA Wanita chief Tan Cheng Liang said the event titled ‘Arise and Shine for 1Malaysia’ will start at 7pm.
    “Lim has written songs for renowned Taiwanese singer Long Piao Piao. There will also be other performances like multi-cultural dances and singing.
    “The event was initially planned as a dinner for 17 non-governmental organisations but since we have good performances and about 4,000 seats at the concourse area, we have decided to open it to the public.
    “Everyone is welcome to watch the performance and we hope to promote unity and peace among the people,” she said, adding the function was co-organised with Full Gospel Businessman Fellowship.
    MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and Social Care Foundation chairman Tan Sri Robert Phang Miow Sin are expected to attend the function.
    Could it be preaching of Christianity but put on a CNY disguise to win the people attendances. You know these people are capable of insulting others religion and using every means to to win the people over without respect of other people believe and culture. My children have been receiving Red Package with notes of gospel attached, how dare they abusing our culture to spread their religion.

  4. wisdom said..

    Correction , not organised by MCA but organised by the Churches . We have told them no preaching in this function . They are allocating some tables for MCA people . We will be there and if there is any blasphemy , some heads will roll .

    Please give me the Red Package with notes of gospel attached .


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