Published on: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Keningau District Police Chief DSP Robert Solisip @ David said District Chief Traffic Inspector Ronaidi Mohd Jaafar, together with five traffic policemen and five other police volunteers, carried out the operation in a housing area along Keningau-Apin-Apin road following complaints from residents.
"We managed to compound 12 motorcycles, two cars and five 4WDs.
All the vehicles were taken to the police station for further action.
"Those who engage in illegal racing are not only endangering themselves but also the public.
If they want to race, they should go to a place that fits the purpose like at the Sepang Circuit.
"Using public roads as a race course is not something to be proud of because it not only involves life and death but also is a disservice to those who do not have a licence and road tax.
"If an accident occurs, they not only bring inconvenience to themselves but also their family members," he said.
He said the police would continue to carry out the operation from time to time, especially on weekends, and advised the young not to engage in illegal racing, which is commonly associated with street gangs.