PUTRAJAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is developing a mobile application which enable the public to upload pictures of errant motorists.
Enforcement director Datuk V. Valluvan Veloo stated that the approach was to ease the public to assist the department in seizing the culprits. This measure, he said, should not be focused solely on motorists who misused emergency and fast lanes but for other offences such as heavily tinted windows or modified vehicles.
Valluvan added, JPJ personnel are not always available all the time and they were glad to receive pictures of such incident. “We want to encourage more people to snap pictures and send us the evidence,” he said during an interview.
However, he warned individuals who are taking the pictures need to ensure that they themselves were not breaking the law. Drivers are not supposed to be the one who is snapping pictures. Instead, the task should be lent to the passengers.
The department, he emphasized, had also took action against one of their personnel after pictures of the officer talking on the phone while driving a JPJ vehicle went viral last month. The officer in question was summoned and transferred to another section as well as referred to the disciplinary board for further action.
As of now, the public can still submit their pictures by emailing to [email protected] with details such as time, location and vehicle plate number.
On the other hand, Valluvan prompted that action would be taken against vehicle with illegal strobe lights, fancy horns or sirens on their vehicles. He said there had been incidences when motorists were blindly and illegally escorted by superbikes with strobe lights.