KUCHING: The state Road Transport Department (JPJ) was kept busy on New Year’s eve.
A total of 335 summonses were issued to traffic offenders during Ops Ambang Tahun Baru on Dec 31.
JPJ director Mohd Syafiq Anas Abdullah said the statewide operation began at 9pm and ended at 11.30pm.
A total of 646 personnel from JPJ, police, National Anti-Drug Agency (Nada) Sarawak, Immigration Department and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) were involved.
Mohd Syafiq said 2,689 vehicles were inspected and 335 summonses were served on 166 cars and 125 motorcycles for various offences.
“Among the offences committed were expired driving licences, motor vehicle licences and vocational licenses as well as vehicle registration numbers not complying with standards, high-intensity discharge (HID) lights and technical issues,” he said.
Apart from that, police also issued 101 summonses for various traffic offences.
Nada Sarawak also screened 84 road users and 16 of them tested positive for drugs after urine tests.