They don’t pay toll, but many of them ride much faster than most cars, and sometimes recklessly too. Often, they ride in big groups and some have aggressive ‘marshals’ to force other motorists into submission. Of course, not all of them engage in anti-social behaviour, but we’ve all seen such antics before. So perhaps PDRM’s new special ops focusing on high-powered motorcycles is timely.
According to the deputy director of PDRM’s JSPT Bukit Aman, Mohd Nasri Omar, the cops have noted that those with high-powered motorcycles frequently ride at high speeds, among other road misdemeanours.
“As a prevention move, JSPT will have an ‘Op Khas Motosikal Berkuasa Tinggi’ nationwide, where we will focus on bikers that commit traffic offences. It’s known that motorcycles are the biggest contributor to road accidents, at 55%, higher than other vehicles,” he told Sinar Harian yesterday.
Nasri added that JSPT will always focus on motorcyclists, especially those riding high-powered bikes with this special ops. He reminded that those who ride recklessly and dangerously can be charged under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, and if found guilty, can be punished with jail of not more than five years, and a fine between RM5,000 and RM15,000.
The JSPT man advised all owners of big bikes to be courteous on the road, follow the rules and not to be involved in samseng jalanan activities. He added that JSPT will work together with other enforcement agencies such as JPJ and the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) on this special ops.
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