The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) said it has recorded 33,652 violation of law cases involving various types of vehicles since its inception in 2011, up to August this year.
According to Bernama, SPAD Enforcement Division senior general manager Datuk Paduka Che Hasni Che Ahmad said the highest recorded offences involved lorry drivers with 12,710 cases and taxi drivers with 10,547 cases.
Security offences, overloading and bald tyres are the most widely detected offences for lorries – nearly 5,000 cases comprised security offences followed by 2,807 cases of overloading – while many taxi drivers were penalised for operating without a permit and for not using the meter.
Che Hasni also said the highest recorded cases involving taxis were in the big cities like Kuala Lumpur and others.
He said of the total number of cases, 98% of investigation papers have been completed while the rest are still in process, and of the 60% of cases completed, some have been imposed fines and some have been charged in court.
Meanwhile, SPAD is committed to improve the image of SPAD personnel and officers through the IMPRO programme implemented last year.
Che Hasni said SPAD’s duty was not only to issue tickets to offenders but also to open investigation papers to be submitted to the deputy public prosecutor with evidence so that offenders are brought to court and sentenced.
He added SPAD is also committed to resolve and take immediate action to deal with cases involving ticket touts within 24 hours.
“We will not delay such sensitive cases involving these ticket touts and if caught at night investigation will continue and they will be charged in court the next day.
“Cases involving these ticket touts are taken seriously and we will not compromise with those involved,” he said.
From 2011 to August this year a total of 320 ticket touts have been arrested at bus terminals and airports nationwide.
Of the total, 220 have been charged in court and fined, while this year only 11 cases involving ticket touts have been detected.
Meanwhile, Che Hasni said they also intended to issue the driver’s card to lorry and bus drivers similar to those issued for taxi operators.
He said this measure would facilitate to detect drivers who committed offences and the card should be displayed in the vehicle.