2.7pc increase in vehicles on Brunei roads in 2019

Azlan Othman

The Land Transport Department (JPD) recorded 289,978 active vehicles on Brunei roads in 2019, an increase of 2.7 per cent from the previous year.

In terms of driving licences, 243,745 active vehicles were recorded as of July 2020. The statistics were highlighted during a working visit by Legislative Council (LegCo) members to the JPD Headquarters in Beribi yesterday, in preparation for a dialogue session with the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) next year.

Permanent Secretary at the MTIC Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof attended.

JPD functions as an agency dealing with vehicle registration and licencing matters, vehicle roadworthiness checks, driver testing and licencing, and road enforcement.

The working visit began with a briefing on JPD’s services, along with issues such as vehicles catching fire, public bus services and electric vehicles.

Following the briefing, the LegCo members were given demonstrations of the Speed Warning Device (SWD) system, using global positioning system (GPS), the Road Accident Data Development and Enhancement (RADED) System under trial, the Vehicle Registration Number Tendering System (VRNTS) which is a vehicle registration number management system and the TransportBN mobile application.

Several JPD services can be carried out online, such as payment through the TransportBN mobile application or the e-Darussalam portal. There are also other payment facilities such as cashless payment transactions (by credit or debit cards), and payment through the BIBD Mobile application.

Legislative Council members at the dialogue session at the JPD headquarters. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN