KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 – The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will expand the use of on-board speed cameras and “Intelligent Compound Online Payment System” (iCOPS) devices along highways to detect traffic violators with arrears of summons and arrest warrants.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Datuk Razarudin Husain said on-board radar would be used as a speed limit detection tool, while iCOPS is a technological device that checks vehicle registration numbers and detects offenders with summonses and arrest warrants.
He said the devices would be parked statically and on mobile modes and would not be concentrated in just one location.
“Traffic offenders would be detected when offenders return en masse to their villages as it is difficult to detect those with outstanding summonses and arrest warrants on normal days.
“Those with arrest warrants and subpoenas will be immediately detained on the road and taken to the nearest police station for the bail documentation process and will then be asked to appear in court for further measures,” he said.
He said this after launching Op Selamat 18/2022 in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2022 at Menara TM here today.
Meanwhile, Razarudin said the 18th Op Selamat would start from April 29 to May 8 with a focus on reducing the number of traffic accidents and fatalities.
“About two to four million vehicles will be on the road at any time during the ‘balik kampungnationwide exodus.
“In addition, the PDRM will also cooperate with other law enforcement agencies to continue to monitor the situation to ensure that it is safe for road users during the holiday season,” a- he declared.
Razarudin said the PDRM would also monitor commercial vehicles to ensure compliance with the traffic ban on the road to ensure traffic flow.
He said the Department of Law Enforcement and Traffic Investigation will also use the enforcement-based approach and total services by conducting targeted enforcement operations to reduce normal accident rates and of deceased.
“Summonses will be immediately issued against road users who have committed offenses such as exceeding the speed limit, driving in the emergency lane, overtaking on the double line, skipping the queue and not respecting traffic lights.
He said offenders could not be charged for the sixth offense of using a telecommunications device while driving, but the offender must attend a hearing.
Meanwhile, when asked to comment on the development of a female police officer who made a live TikTok recording during an operation at an entertainment venue, Razarudin said the matter was still under discussion. of an investigation.
“The Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) is conducting a detailed investigation, including directing appropriate action on the officer involved,” he said.
Yesterday, JIPS was tasked with conducting a thorough investigation into a female police officer who recorded a live video via TikTok during an operation at an entertainment center.
This followed a one-minute, 38-second viral video featuring a female ASP in a police operations jacket explaining her scope of work during raids and inspections. — Bernama