TEMERLOH: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD)Â will take firm action against vehicle drivers and owners found contravening theÂ road regulations, including overloading.
Its chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said the measure was taken as manyÂ overloaded vehicles were found to be the cause of fatal accidents among roadÂ users.
“If we take action, don’t get angry or write letters to any parties to getÂ an exemption because we will not compromise.
“Just like yesterday’s case (fatal accident involving a policeman who wasÂ struck by metal loops) which was very sad because it happened not due toÂ negligence but others’ greediness in carrying overloaded goods that does notÂ comply with the law,” he told reporters after presenting phase three flood aidÂ at Sekolah Menengah Agama (SMA) Al-Wusto here today.
In the incident a policeman from the Bera District Police HeadquartersÂ Special Branch was killed and another one injured after their vehicle rammedÂ into metal loops that fell on the road at Km 153.8, East Coast ExpresswayÂ heading to Kuantan.
Twelve two-ton metal loops fell after the side iron wall of the trailerÂ broke believed to be caused by overloading.–BERNAMA