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Besides the usual presence of the police and the Road Transport Department (JPJ), one can expect to see an army of Skuad Muda 1JPJ members on the roads this Raya season. The Road Transport Department will mobilise some 50,570 of the youth volunteers in a bid to reduce road accidents during the upcoming festive period, Bernama reports.

JPJ director-general Datuk Ariffin Che Ahmad said that the youths will be stationed in huts to be built at 50 km intervals on major roads, such as the Kuala Lumpur-Gua Musang-Kota Baharu stretch.

“Four people will be placed in each hut to assist JPJ members in giving advice and distributing road safety leaflets,” he told reporters after closing a One Community 1JPJ programme at SK Cherang Ruku in Pasir Puteh, where he presented B2 class licences to 436 motorcyclists. No mention of summonses.

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Last month, JPJ said that its road safety awareness campaign focusing on motorcyclists will be continued via Skuad Muda 1JPJ activities. The programme, which has signed up over 170,000 members in collaboration with over 200 motoring associations, not only provides road safety awareness but nurtures the spirit of volunteerism and patriotism among its members.

The programme, which began in 2013, was set up to get the volunteers to learn about traffic regulations and road safety aspects. It was also planned for the them to assist JPJ enforcement officers during operations as well as being the eyes on the road for the department by monitoring road users and reporting traffic offences.