JPJ highlights that violating a red light can endanger other road users.
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The Road Transport Department (JPJ) launched a special operation ‘Ops Merah’ nationwide to deal with red light violators.
Deputy Director of JPJ’s Planning and Operations Division, Aedy Fadly Ramli, has confirmed this matter.
According to him, JPJ sees the offence of violating red lights as a serious problem that can endanger other road users.
“The nationwide record for traffic light violations in 2019. Also, 22,656 cases and compounds were issued. In 2020, the number somewhat reduced to 12,764 cases due to the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO).
“In Terengganu, beating a red light was the second-highest offence as of August this year at 476 cases,” he told reporters.
The offence of violating a red light is punishable by a summons of RM300 and a fine not exceeding RM2,000 under Section 79 of the Road Transport Act 1987.