PLUS Malaysia has contributed 10 units of the Honda CR-V 2.0L to the Road Transport Department (JPJ). According to PLUS MD Datuk Azman Ismail, the presentation of the vehicles – worth RM1.3 million – will enable PLUS to improve safety on its highways through regular enforcement by JPJ.

“The handing over of the vehicles to the department is an initiative to assist the authority in carrying out its monitoring and enforcement duties on the highways,” he said.

According to the highway concessionaire, the collaboration between PLUS and JPJ (and other enforcement agencies) as well as road safety initiatives put in place by PLUS has seen a significant reduction in the number of accidents on the North-South Expressway.

A total of 14,532 accident cases were reported in 2016, but this dropped to 13,269 last year, and there has been a seven percent reduction in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year.

Two JPJ enforcement stations have been set up at PLUS’ Dengkil and Gunung Semanggol rest and service areas (RSAs) to assist the department in conducting regular advocacy and road safety programmes along the highway, PLUS said. “A third JPJ enforcement station will be open soon. in Pagoh RSA,” Azman said.