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23,000 motorists in Kota Kinabalu driving without licence

ANN/THE STAR – Ops Patuh Bersepadu recently uncovered more than 23,000 motorists in Kota Kinabalu were found driving without a valid licence.

Road Transport Department (JPJ) Senior Enforcement Director Datuk Lokman Jamaan revealed that 23,748 notices were issued for this offence during the 14-day operation.

“We inspected 554,372 vehicles throughout the exercise,” he said during a JPJ operation in Likas.

He added that most offenders were motorists aged 15 to 35.

“We also issued 17,447 notices for expired road taxes and 13,857 notices for vehicles found not having insurance protection.

“Other notices were for technical offences (12,191), no vocational driving licences (4,902) and overloaded vehicles (2,329),” Lokman said.

He said that JPJ detected seven other main offences in the operation, namely queue cutting, running the red light, using mobile phones while driving and not using safety belts, among others.

He added that they also took action against 4,797 foreigners for various traffic offences.

Lokman said they were also focused on enforcing rules on offences related to the modification of vehicles not according to the approved technical standard.

Road Transport Department Senior Enforcement Director Datuk Lokman Jamaan speaking to motorist during the operation. PHOTO: THE STAR
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