JOHOR BAHRU, Jan 18 — Four million vehicles are expected to enter the state from Friday to next Tuesday, with the upcoming Chinese New Year (CNY) celebrations.
Johor Road Transport Department (JPJ) deputy director Mohd Edir Sanip said as traffic has already doubled up, an enforcement operation to run from today until January 27, will be intensified to curb violation of traffic rules.
“Following discussions with PLUS Malaysia Berhad on the expected increase in vehicles, we will ensure that this enforcement operation runs smoothly with the deployment of 170 personnel from all divisions,” he told a press conference at Kempas R&R here today.
Mohd Edir said JPJ would patrol 45 accident hot spots on highways and main roads, mainly in the Johor Bahru district.
Enforcement will focus on seven main offences, including the use of mobile phones, not wearing seat belts, driving in the right lane, queue-jumping, not obeying traffic signals, overloading and using substandard tyres.
He said inspections on bus depots and terminals, undercover monitoring on buses and a motorcycle Ops will also be carried out.
“Similarly, there is a restriction on goods-carrying vehicles before the CNY festival starts from January 20 to January 21 and after the festival from January 24 to January 25,” Mohd Edir said.