Over 30 compounds issued at roadblocks

Lyna Mohamad

The Traffic Control and Investigation Department (JSKLL) of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) and the Land Transport Department (JPD) found several road traffic offences during a joint roadblock operation conducted at KM40.1 Tutong-Muara Highway yesterday.

The operation involved 27 law enforcers comprising personnel from the JSKLL and JPD led by Head of the Enforcement Unit at the JSKLL Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ang Lay Bee.

JSKLL found 27 compound offences ranging from expired driving licence, fixing tinted glass or window blinds and one docket offence under Section 3 (1) Motor Vehicle Insurance Act Chapter 90, which is a vehicle that is not insured.

Meanwhile, JPD stopped 20 cars for inspection and issued 11 compounds found to violate traffic offences under the Road Traffic Act, Chapter 68 such as vehicle not qualified in terms of safety, vehicle not in good condition and carrying a load exceeding the limit.

Senior Enforcement Officer at JPD Pengiran Khairul Yusra bin Pengiran Haji Muhd Yusuf said the operation sought to ensure driving licences and vehicle road taxes are valid as well as
increasing road safety.

The police also discovered that majority of accidents resulted from careless driving attitudes such as the use of mobile phones while driving and exceeding speed limits.

Investigations on road accidents causing fatalities show that victims are believed to refrain from using seat belts. The majority of injuries are to the head.

Road users were reminded to wear seat belts and follow road regulations.

The roadblock underway. PHOTO: RBPF