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 ?