| Abdul Hakiim Yakof & Zee Yusri |
MORE than 40 motorists were caught, both under compound and docket cases, for violating road rules, during a series of operations conducted by the Department of Investigation and Traffic Control (JSKLL) of the Royal Brunei Police Force on New Year’s Eve.
The Brunei-Muara traffic joint ope-rations included roadblocks as well as stop and search operations. Roadblocks were set up at several areas including
Kg Sengkurong, Kg Batu Ampar, Kg Batong, Jambatan Junjungan, Kg Kasat and Kg Lumapas, while the stop and search operations took place at Perpindahan Kg Lambak, Kg Rimba and commercial areas of Kg Kiulap, Gadong and Menglait.
A total of 188 personnel and officers were involved in the operations in the Brunei-Muara District. It began at 12am.
The JSKLL said 27 violations were recorded in Brunei-Muara operations with a breakdown of the violations including eight cases of expired road tax; two cases of driving with an expired or without driver’s licence; six cases of licence plates that did not follow proper rules; and two cases of car horns not working.
Violations such as using tinted films; no brake lights; using different coloured headlamps; modified vehicle; carrying too many passengers; using sports rim without the permission of authorities; not using seat belts; and a case of vehicle tyres not following proper rules were also registered.
In addition, Limau Manis Police Station issued five compounds, recorded six docket cases, 13 summons and conducted 33 stop and search activities.
In the Belait District, eight violations were recorded, while Tutong and Temburong Police Stations didn’t record any.
A briefing was held before the operations, conducted by Probationary Inspector Mohammad Hazizul bin Hj Abdul Halim, Assistant Commanding Officer of the Limau Manis Police Station. Present during the briefing was Superintendent Mazalan bin Awg Yaakub, Commanding Officer of the Brunei-Muara District Police, as well as senior officers and officers of the Brunei-Muara District Police.
In 2015, the JSKLL will be conducting more operations to ensure that all motorists abide by traffic and road rules.