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The police is pushing to have stern legal action taken against traffic offenders caught without valid licences, according to a report by The Star. Recently, it was revealed that the lorry driver who rammed his way through several indiscriminately parked cars in Taman Berjaya, did not have a valid driving licence.

“We do not want to issue compounds to offenders who do not have proper licences anymore. We are proposing that we charge them in court,” said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

The IGP said this is to ensure that road users took the matter seriously and be responsible on the road, saying, “there are many accidents and fatalities caused by those without licences.”

Therefore, action would also be taken against those who allow others to use their vehicles without valid licences. This includes parents who let their children use their vehicles despite not having the licence to drive or ride a motorcycle, which should include informal driving lessons.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Should the police enforce a stricter punishment for traffic offenders caught without valid licences?