Police warn against use of strobe lights on private vehicles – punishable by RM2,000 fine, six months jail

Police warn against use of strobe lights on private vehicles – punishable by RM2,000 fine, six months jail

The traffic enforcement and investigation department (JSPT) of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has issued a reminder that it is always monitoring the unauthorised use of strobe lights on private vehicles.

The unauthorised use of these strobe lights have often raised the ire of road users, as well as acknowledging that it is already taking action against motorists in these instances as portrayed on social media as the registration of the vehicles involved have been identified.

The JSPT stresses that any vehicle owner who installs strobe lights for use on their private vehicles are committing an offence, and can be charged under Rule 138 of the Road Traffic Rules 170/59, which is for modifying vehicles without the approval of the road transport department.

If found guilty, offenders may be punished with a fine of up to RM2,000 or a prison sentence of up to six months, the road transport department said. According to the road traffic rules, only official vehicles responding to emergencies such as those used by the police, fire department, the JPJ as well as ambulances are allowed to gain right of way above other other road users with sirens or two-tone horns.

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Comments

  • bieight8 on Apr 08, 2022 at 11:10 am

    Should also take action against those who sells and install…

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    • Think for the people, not object on Apr 08, 2022 at 11:25 pm

      Based on your logic, we should also ban those who sells knife, all sorts of metal tools, tiny camcorder and many other.

      Things has its purposes within it’s legislation of use.

      Warning, enforcement and execution is the key here.

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      • Copy Paste on Apr 09, 2022 at 6:03 pm

        Copy paste: “Education is key, not enforcement.”

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        • Wasabi paste on Apr 10, 2022 at 2:06 am

          You see people keep doing it and still educate them? Will it achieve the effect of being warned?

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      • Mizan on Dec 05, 2022 at 5:30 pm

        It’s understandable if the shop sell it to official vehicle, but what if a regular person came in and want to install it on their car? You knowing it’s illegal to do so but still comply to the request?

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  • no need to warn or remind, just enforce the bloody rules, the rules are not new are they?

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    • People tend to forget so it is good to educate before we punish. Take a look at SG, never educate but now they come over expect us to enforce them. Isn’t that a lil bit too late? Education is key, not enforcement.

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  • tricycle on Apr 08, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    This one is really applauded move by the PDRM. Those who misused it, should be punished by doing community work of at least 80 hours. Make them wear orange or any clearly visible color t shirt, written at the back: i am a loser.

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    • Rakyat Malaysia on Apr 08, 2022 at 6:31 pm

      Rakyat Malaysia patriots fully supports our authorities abams to lay down the law! #Support #BetterNation

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  • Mr Fakta on Apr 08, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Foreign car pump Ron95 penalties include fines not exceeding RM1 million or a jail sentence of not more than three years, or both, for individuals… but faking to be a law enforcement officer RM2,000 fine, six months jail. Malaysia law… but we all know why.

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    • Because they can pay for their stupidity, while many here complaining about heavy fines

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  • Rule Abiding Citizen on Apr 08, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Dashcam To Report – Install dahscam, download the video and email to PDRM. We always do this on potong-Q people at highway, and PDRM do take notice on it.

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  • strobelights on Apr 08, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    ‘………..According to the road traffic rules, only official vehicles responding to emergencies such as those used by the police, fire department, the JPJ as well as ambulances are allowed to gain right of way above other other road users with sirens or two-tone horns.’

    Therefore Ministers and ‘VIPs’ must also comply with road traffic rules. No more outriders stopping traffic and opening up roads for them.

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    • Ministers and VIPs travelling with outriders are categorised as an emergency. Try stopping the US President convoy if you think they do not have right of way.

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  • Kaloi on Apr 08, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Installing is 2k if caught using have to charge extra impersonating police officer.

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  • ROTI CANAI on Apr 08, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    end up, orang kayangan. no issue.

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  • mango1881 on Apr 08, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    It’s very common at kampung road.

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  • hazri on Apr 08, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    it’s always a pickup with D plate.

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  • Azhari on Apr 09, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Ha….So stupid rules. How do we know that the private vehicles using strobe light is belongs to an official vehicles. Please allows only vehicles with official stickers like police car, ambulance or fire brigade to use strobe light. If private registered vehicles like escort police officer,the fixed strobe devices must installed on top of the vehicles and not inside the car dashboard or front grill of the vehicles. Else,only we know it the driver is impersonator as a police officer. Then change them for installing illegal device and also charge them as impersonator as police officer.

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  • storm on Apr 11, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    If any action is ever taken, it’s only going to be hot hot chicken sh!t. You willing to take a bet and say it isn’t?

    Fancy number plates, tiny number plates, loud exhausts, installing a roll cage, flood lights on roof, taller than cab rear cover, carrying bicycles at the back of cars, dark tinting, etc, etc, etc. Are all these also not illegal?

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