IPOH – The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has brushed off allegations that it had conducted enforcement in school compounds, including issuing summonses on students who committed traffic offences.
Its director-general, Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron said the presence of JPJ officers at schools nationwide since last month was for the road safety and enforcement campaign, which had been tailored for school students.
“This programme is being implemented under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) between the Road Safety Department, Education Ministry and the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros).
“The main objective is to create awareness among the students and parents on traffic regulations, in addition to (stressing on) the importance of having
valid driving licence,” he told reporters after closing the Kinta district ‘One Community, One JPJ’ programme, here today.
Nadzri also said three schools in each state would be chosen for the road safety and enforcement campaign.
He was commenting on images showing JPJ officers issuing summonses to school students which went viral recently.
Students found to have record of traffic offences during the campaign period would be issued notices to meet with JPJ officers who would then conduct further investigation and give advice. – BERNAMA