The Kampong Menunggol Village Consultative Council briefed residents on the issues of abandoned vehicles in public space with cooperation from the Brunei-Muara District Office, the Land Transport Department (JPD) and the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) yesterday.
Kampong Menunggol Village Head Haji Ibrahim bin Haji Osman touched on the issues of cleanliness and the irresponsible behaviour of residents who abandon their vehicles on the roadsides of the village.
A JPD representative told residents that vehicles that are not road worthy due to not being able to expedite repairs can be declared under the category of ‘Non-Used’ which exempts the vehicle from the requirements of vehicle licence renewal and insurance.
Meanwhile, declaring the vehicles under the ‘Condemn’ category erases the vehicle’s registration from records.
Residents were also reminded that a compound fine can be handed to irresponsible vehicle owners of no less than BND500 by the director general of the Public Works Department, Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation, District Office, Municipal Department and the RBPF under the Minor Offences Act.
Residents were urged to keep the village clean and to mind their unused vehicles.
The Mumtaz comprising participants of the 33rd Cohort of Executive Development Programme for Middle Management Officers acted as mediators.
Earlier, a data collection on the village’s abandoned vehicles was held at the Kampong Menunggol Primary School.
Students were also briefed on cleanliness and keeping the village clean to meet the goals of SPN 21 and showing support to the Education 2030 and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.