1,320 offences committed by public transport vehicles this year – Spad

Dec 30, 2016
Spad senior general manager (enforcement) Che Hasni Che Ahmad said a total of 1,320 offences committed by public transport vehicle in southern states ... (MMO Pics)
Spad senior general manager (enforcement) Che Hasni Che Ahmad said a total of 1,320 offences committed by public transport vehicle in southern states … (MMO Pics)

A total of 1,320 offences involving buses, taxis and lorries have been recorded by the Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) in Malacca, Negri Sembilan and Johor so far this year.

Spad senior general manager (enforcement) Che Hasni Che Ahmad said 1,040 of the cases were reported in Johor, Malacca (258 cases) and Negri Sembilan (22 cases).

He said most of the offences recorded in the three states involved lorries (781 cases), followed by buses (310 cases) and taxis (229 cases).

“The offences mostly committed by lorries not only endangered drivers and attendants, but also other road users.

“For buses, the most common offence was failing to renew permits and inspection documents.

“As for taxis, the most common offences was for not using the meter and overcharging,” he told reporters when met after an integrated operation held in conjunction with the Christmas celebration here Thursday night.

Also involved in the operation were the police, Road Transport Department, Immigration Department and National Anti-Drug Agency.

He said members of the public could lodge complaints on misconduct of public transport vehicle and commercial vehicle drivers to Spad at its hotline (1800-88 7723) or short messaging system at 15888. – Bernama

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