The State Road Transport Department (JPJ) said will closely monitor overloaded lorries along pan-Borneo highway and roads namely Bakun, Matadeng Samalau under the department’Ops Lebih Muatan’.
State Road Transport Department enforcement chief Albert Clement said the ops launched at the beginning of this month is almost round the clock operation against overloaded lorries as they were the main culprits in damaging our public roads besides posing a danger to other road users..
“Besides deploying our taskforce units, we are also getting tips from members of the public especially road users through WhatsApp and Facebook,” Albert told The Borneo Post.
“Since we started ‘Ops Lebih Muatan’, 47 cases of extremely overloaded cases have been recorded and most of them were charged in court,” he said.
Lorry operators found guilty are liable to a fine minimum of RM1,000 to RM10,000.
JPJ and related enforcement agencies were told to buck following complaints from Hulu Rajang MP Wilson Ugak Kumbong in Parliament recently.