The Road Transport Department said it will carry out a large-scale special operation against commercial vehicles, especially involving lorries carrying loads of sand starting next week. Deputy Director General (Planning & Operations) Aedy Fadli Ramli said the special operation is being carried out following an accident involving a trailer loaded with sandstone that crashed into 14 vehicles in Putrajaya, last Wednesday, resulting in the loss of two lives.
“Instructions have been issued to all JPJ directors in each state to carry out special operations on commercial vehicles carrying excess loads that violate the law and may pose a danger to the safety of other road users. The special operation will be led by the JPJ directors of each state…The JPJ Headquarters, especially the Enforcement Division, has also been instructed to closely monitor this operation and submit a complete report on the operation to the top management of the JPJ and also the Ministry of Transport,” he said.
Recently an accident took place where two motorcyclists died, while seven were injured after a trailer loaded with sand crashed into 14 vehicles including a traffic policeman’s motorcycle in Puchong. He said the Safety Audit Inspection report related to the accident is expected to be submitted to the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) this Monday for further action.
However, he said the details of the report could not be disclosed and that an in-depth investigation into the accident was being carried out by JPJ in accordance with the instructions of Transport Minister Anthony Loke. “We have just received the report from the Royal Malaysian Police this week and the JPJ will investigate,” he said.