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JPJ targets 50 pct fewer accidents, zero deaths during CNY
Posted on : 15 Feb 2018  Source of News: The Borneo Post
 

JPJ targets 50 pct fewer accidents, zero deaths during CNY

February 15, 2018, Thursday Eve Sonary Heng, reporters@theborneopost.com

 

Mohd Syafiq (seated, third right) speaks to the press along the Kuching-Samarahan Expressway yesterday, where JPJ carried out a simultaneous nationwide operation on motorcycles.

KUCHING: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) aims to halve the number of road accidents and deaths involving private vehicles and motorcycles during its ongoing ‘Ops Chinese New Year’.

Its state director Mohd Syafiq Anas Abdullah said the operation, which ends Feb 23, also has a target of zero fatal accidents involving buses and trucks.

“The aim of the operation is for 50 per cent reduction of accidents and deaths for private vehicles and motorcycles, and zero deaths for accidents involving buses and trucks.

“The Ops Chinese New Year 2018 involves 132 JPJ enforcement officers, motor vehicle inspectors and information technology officers across the state throughout the operation period,” he said yesterday.

Other agencies involved in the operation are the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK), Road Safety Department (JKJR), Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (LPKP), Immigration Department, Department of Environment (DOE) and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

According to Mohd Syafiq, a total of 3,017 vehicles comprising motorcycles, cars and lorries have been inspected during the enforcement period throughout the state.

Out of this number, action has been taken against 425 vehicles, and a total of 244 summonses and 181 inspection notices were issued.

“The involvement of the public to work with us (JPJ) in advocating road safety is very important to ensure safe road environment for all users. Hopefully, with the strategies implemented in Ops Chinese New Year 2018, we can achieve our aim of reducing the number of road accidents and deaths,” he said.

JPJ enforcement officers check on motorcycles during the nationwide operation yesterday.