JPJ proposal to ban TV monitors draws flak

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JPJ proposal to ban TV monitors draws flak

Postby admin » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:41 am

PETALING JAYA: Several people are unhappy with the Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) latest proposal to ban TV monitors in cars.

Many who vented their anger on Facebook called on the JPJ to concentrate more on road safety issues.

User Kamil Noah said the department should not be bothered by standard car accessories and gadgets, which came factory-fitted.

Another user, Aarif Iman Abdullah, said most people who had DVD players and TV screens had them for their passengers, not themselves.

“It helps to keep the children occupied, especially on long journeys,” he said. “First, it was the hand­phone, now DVD players/screens. What next, JPJ?” he asked.

Mohamad Shahdan Yahya requested that JPJ provided statistics that showed such entertainment gadgets affected drivers’ concentration and led to accidents.

“Don’t just talk, give data to prove all that,” he urged.

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JPJ to look into vehicles with TV screens

Postby admin » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:46 am

BUTTERWORTH: The Road Transport Department is looking into the possibility of amending the Road Transport Act to fine motorists who fix television screens and DVD players in their vehicles.

State Road Transport Department (JPJ) director Datuk Hassan Yaacob said an amendment could be made under Section 66 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for making vehicle alterations without permission.

“It is illegal and dangerous to fix these accessories. A driver can easily get distracted and it may result in accidents,’’ he said.

Hassan said enforcement teams would check if vehicles had complied with approved specifications.

“Those with xenon headlights will be fined RM300 while vehicles with fancy number plates will be fined RM120.

“In the end, they waste money by paying thrice – fixing the parts, paying the fine and paying again to remove them,” he said.

Hassan was commenting on the increasing number of motorists fixing televisions and DVD player sets in their vehicles.

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