JPJ to seize goods vehicles that violate road ban during CNY

KUALA LUMPUR: Vehicles that violate the ban on goods vehicles in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations will be seized, says Road Transport Department (JPJ) deputy director-general (Planning and Operations) Aedy Fadly Ramli (pic).

He said the errant heavy goods vehicles that were on the road at unauthorised hours would be seized under Section 64 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

“JPJ will carry out monitoring with the cooperation of the Malaysian Highway Authority and highway concessionaires on vehicles carrying goods in line with the regulations set by the Transport Ministry,” he said.

He said this at a press conference of the Op Bersepadu and Road Safety Advocacy Campaign in conjunction with Chinese New Year celebrations at the Southern Integrated Terminal (TBS), here on Friday (Jan 20).

Goods vehicles were required to comply with the ban which started on Friday until Saturday (Jan 21) and on Tuesday (Jan 24) till WEdnesday (Jan 25) to reduce congestion during the festivity.

Asked about the accident involving a trailer near the exit to the Seremban-Port Dickson toll plaza that killed its driver and passenger on Friday, Aedy Fadly said JPJ would carry out a thorough investigation.

“For information, trailers that carry necessities fall under category two where they are allowed to travel from the port to warehouses or industrial areas within certain hours.

“The vehicles are not allowed to operate from midnight until 8am,” he added.

In the incident, the trailer burst into flames after it crashed into the divider at Km259.6 of the North-South Expressway (Southbound). – Bernama