Published on: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Kota Kinabalu: Sabah Road Transport Department (RTD) has recorded compound collection of RM3,059,130 with 36,629 notices issued between January and May this year.
RTD Deputy Director-General (Operation), Datuk Yusof Ayob, said the total amount of fines imposed by court on traffic offences was RM1,005,790, involving over 20,000 cases.
"Seven main traffic offences recorded were failure to wear seatbelts (1,048 cases), cutting across double lines (801 cases), cutting queue (617 cases), not stopping at red lights (560 cases), using mobile phone while driving (149 cases), not wearing helmets (73 cases and abusing emergency lanes (53 cases).
"For technical offences, they mainly involved tinted glasses (4,509 cases), registration number (951 cases), vehicle modification (705 cases) and white light installation (278 cases)," he told reporters after participating in an integrated operation here on Monday night.
He said during the operation in Jalan Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Mini Putrajaya, Likas near here, which began at 8pm and lasted over two hours, 290 vehicles, including 70 cars, were inspected and 106 warning notices were issued.
"The focus of the operation was on motorists with expired driving licences and road taxes, inspecting vehicles for technical offences and reminding other motorists to adhere to traffic regulations," he said.
Yusof said the operation also found that many vehicles were installed with registration number plates which did not meet the required specifications.
He said the attitude of drivers who were keen on trying new things was probably the cause of the increase in the installation of such registration number plates.