JPJ bans heavy vehicles from roads during CNY

KAJANG: Heavy vehicles are prohibited from using roads for four days in conjunction with Chinese New Year, which also coincides with the start of the school holidays.

Road Transport Department (JPJ) senior enforcement director Datuk Lokman Jamaan said that the ban will take effect on Feb 8, 9, 12, and 13, and action will be taken against any company or individual who ignores the ban.

"This road ban is implemented two days before and two days after Chinese New Year to ensure smooth traffic for those who want to return to their home towns," he said at a media conference after inspecting buses at the Transnasional Express Depot here today.

Commenting on the inspections, Lokman said JPJ inspected 361 buses at 54 depots nationwide, since last Saturday.

He said that action was taken over 12 buses, and another 10 buses issued with Prohibited Use of Vehicles notices for violations of technical regulations.

Lokman said that, besides technical inspections and roadworthiness involving brake systems, tyres, lights, vehicle documents and drivers, the inspections also involved checking the status of summonses for drivers and bus companies.

"These inspections will be carried out continuously throughout this school holiday season," he said.

"Enforcement and strict action will be continuously implemented, to ensure a safer road safety culture for all users," he said.
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