SPAD STEPS UP ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS IN LINE WITH SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 NOVEMBER 2017: The Land Public Transport Commission will increase patrols, road blocks and other enforcement activities in conjunction with the upcoming festive season.
Round-the-clock integrated enforcement in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Police, Road Transport Department, Agensi Anti-Dadah Kebangsaan and Highway Patrol Department will be held for four days from 23 to 26 November, while the Christmas and New Year operations will be implemented from 22 December until 2 January 2018.
Similar joint initiatives such as the 10-day-operation in October during Deepavali 2017 recorded 313 offences
Ongoing joint efforts with other enforcement agencies to check operators and drivers include audit of vehicle GPS records, undercover operations for high-risk operators, patrolling high-risk locations, conducting speed traps, as well as visual monitoring via close circuit television cameras at Highway Operations Centres.
SPAD enforcement officers will also patrol various locations in the city centre, near shopping malls and terminals in order to monitor and take action against touts. This includes inspection of ticket counters and relevant documents at bus terminals.
The Commission have also met express bus operators to remind them to constantly prioritise the safety of passengers and road users by observing the SPAD Industrial Code of Practice (ICOP) and safety rules at all times.
The Commission will not hesitate to take action against negligent operators and drivers. Depending on the severity of the offence, the bus company’s operating licence may be suspended or revoked. In extreme cases, the company’s entire fleet may be temporarily suspended pending a safety audit. If found guilty, legal or administrative action may be taken against the company.
Members of the public are encouraged to report any wrongdoing on the part of the operators to SPAD through the 24-hour SPAD hotline 1-800-88-SPAD (7723), or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through @aduanSPAD on Twitter. Express bus passengers can download the MeterOn app for iOS and Android to check the status of express bus operators or report any violations, including speeding.