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8,000 illegal drivers on roads

Postby admin » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:59 am

SHAH ALAM: Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers are on the look out for 8,277 drivers, including 305 probationary drivers, who should not driving because their licences have been revoked or suspended.

“When we catch them, they have to surrender their licences immediately and they will have to find other drivers to take over the wheel of their cars,” warned JPJ deputy director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan.

He said the move was in line with Ops Bersih III, which begins on Nov 5 and ends a month later.

“The offenders that we are targeting are those who have accumulated demerit points from various offences such as speeding, beating traffic lights and reckless driving.

“They have accumulated 15 points or more. And this means that their licences have been officially suspended or revoked depending on their offences,” he said.

Solah explained that JPJ records the offences of a driver in their system and the moment the 15-point mark is reached, a show-cause letter will be issued.

The offender is then required to answer within 14 days whereby they can choose to appeal the decision.

If the offender fails to answer, a suspension or revoke notice is then sent, rendering their licences invalid immediately.

“Many of the offenders have just feigned ignorance. We are not letting them go this time.

“I advise those who have received the notices to come forward and cooperate with us rather than being caught during our operations,” Solah told pressmen at the Selangor JPJ headquarters here yesterday.

He said that mobile computers which are linked to the JPJ system will immediately be able to show an offender's demerit points by just keying in their IC number.

He said those who wanted to check their demerit points could log on to www.jpj.gov.my.

Solah said 47,340 show-cause letters and 15,177 revoke and suspension notices have been issued as of July 31.

He reminded that those who have had their licences revoked can only apply again one year later, while the JPJ can also suspend one's licence for up to six months.

He added that those who fail to respond to notices by the JPJ could also be charged and face a compound of RM300.

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