The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be instructed to review the enforcement of current load limits applied to private vehicles in order to maintain the correct passenger limit for a vehicle, according to a Bernama report.

According to deputy transport minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi, the limit on the number of passengers in private vehicles was not being enforced currently. “The time has come for the RTD (JPJ) to look at this again in order to ensure the safety of passengers,” he said.

Kaprawi’s comment was in relation to the four-vehicle crash which killed eight people in Jempoi, Negeri Sembilan yesterday. The transport ministry has also instructed the Malaysian Institute for Road Safety (MIROS) to investigate the cause of the accident, Kaprawi added.