Queue-jumping the number one offence recorded in JPJ multi-state traffic operation – 252 out of 556 cases

Queue-jumping the number one offence recorded in JPJ multi-state traffic operation – 252 out of 556 cases

Everyone wants to get to where they’re going fast, sure, but that’s no reason for potong Q, even if you subscribe to the “siapa cepat, dia dapat” line of thought. If you think that the action is top of the list of traffic offences committed on a daily basis, you’re right.

In a recent cross-border traffic operation involving Melaka, Johor and Negri Sembilan road transport department (JPJ) state offices, queue-cutting was the number one traffic misdemeanour that errant motorists were caught for, Bernama reports.

The operation saw action being taken against 556 road users for various offences in the Southern Zone Op Rentas Sempadan, and of these, 252 road users were nabbed for attempting to jump the queue. According to Melaka JPJ director Muhammad Firdaus Shariff, most of the queue-cutting involved use of the emergency lane and was mostly detected in Cheng Height, Bertam Malim and Padang Keladi.

“Emergency lanes can only be used by vehicles authorised under the Road Transport Act 1987 including ambulances, police cars and JPJ vehicles as well as those on duty,” he said. He added that if convicted, offenders face a fine of not more than RM2,000 and/or a jail term of up to six months.

In the three-day operation, a total of 956 vehicles were inspected and action was taken against 662 vehicles for various offences including modifications, tinted windows and not complying with tyre specifications. Additionally, four foreign nationals, aged between 30 and 40, were arrested for not having a driver’s licence.

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Comments

  • apayangpenting on Sep 30, 2022 at 11:51 am

    lack of enforcement is the reason. Anyone who dabbled with law will realize that we have passed a LOT of laws, from major to the tiniest things. but lack of enforcement resulted in people ignoring these laws. no enforcement, so TIDAK APA attitude will happen.

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    • Rakyat Malaysia on Sep 30, 2022 at 6:33 pm

      Lack of enforcement or lack of education? Again this brings up the conundrum, as enforcement only the last option when education fails. This again points to separate stream schooling which mimics a certain southern neighbour education system of prioritising test scores & results instead of building a holistic person. If we really want to solve the problem, solve the issue of separate stream educations that are not educating the right way.

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    • Hantu Raya on Oct 03, 2022 at 12:49 am

      Aiyo…. Sampai nak kena monitor queue cutting using emergency lanes… Goes to show how hopeless/ useless Malaysian drivers are. No civic conscience at all. To the drivers that do this, you got no right to complain about corruption or abuse of powers by the monkeys in Pantatjaya – you’re a bitch just like them.

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  • 4G63T DSM on Sep 30, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    About the worst thing about queue jumpers is the massive jam they create…. Eating up multiple lanes. Not only causing people that actually queue up to exit wasted time but also people that just need to go straight. Just look at the morning madness at NPE – LDP interchange at Sunway.

    Bad road design also actually forces people to cut Q… For example NPE – Sungai besi-salak – smart. Massive congestions there with 4 highways and 4 entry/exit points within 200m. How on earth are motorist suppose to merge in and out??

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    • seancorr on Sep 30, 2022 at 1:49 pm

      Yep too many bottleneck road designs and it’s in their right to cut the Q to merge into the lanes so what can you do but to wait? LDP doesn’t even have emergency lanes for people to sneak around

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    • Deepa on Oct 04, 2022 at 10:23 pm

      Well said…..

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  • Shane on Oct 01, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    I never see any police on the highway doing anything like they do in the United States. They could make alot of money if they employed more officers and paid them higher wages

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