SERIAN: No summonses or compounds will be issued to drivers carrying child passengers without a Child Restraint System (CRS) as of yet.

Instead, the state Road Transport Department (JPJ) is executing an advocacy programme aimed to remind drivers to instal CRS when carrying a child passenger.

Its director Mohd Syafiq Anas Abdullah disclosed that the advocacy programme is conducted based on instructions from the federal Transport Ministry.

“We have been instructed to conduct a six-month advocacy programme on using CRS for drivers especially parents carrying child passengers.

Mohd Syafiq (left) shows a form prepared by JPJ to be distributed to drivers across the state.

“Forms will be distributed and filled up by drivers stopped at traffic checks around the state where they will serve as a reminder to the drivers to instal CRS,” he said during a press conference at the Serian Enforcement Station here, yesterday.

He also explained that summonses and compounds worth RM300 to RM1,000 will be issued after June 1 for drivers who failed to comply with the rule.

“We will make sure the public is well aware of the proper safety aspects for children when having them in a car.

“They must abide by the rule set by the government and instal CRS when having children as passengers,” he added.

Mohd Syafiq hands over the form to a driver at a traffic stop in front of Serian Enforcement Station.