Don’t runaway from roadblocks, motorists warned

PDRM has reminded motorists to not runaway from roadblocks since executing so invites the possibility of incidents and life of the specific himself, other street buyers and law enforcement officers are at hazard.

Targeted visitors investigation and enforcement division (JSPT) Bukit Aman director Datuk Mat Kasim Karim mentioned that quite a few even now acquire the easy way and attempt to escape roadblocks.

“The inspection is to track offences by motorists. The routine is not referring to legal conditions and there’s no require to runaway. We fear that when they escape from roadblocks, they will confront even greater threats this kind of as getting hit by other vehicles or crashing into police personnel,” he mentioned, noted by Sinar Harian.

The top JSPT cop was commenting on the latest incident in which a law enforcement officer was hurt immediately after currently being strike by a motorcycle ridden by a 22-year aged guy all through a ‘snap check’ at the Sultan Yahya Petra bridge in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

Mat Kasim said that the rider can be charged below the Law enforcement Act 1967 and Portion 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing a general public servant from discharging his functions, besides Area 42 of the Highway Transport Act 1987 (reckless and perilous driving). “Action can also be taken beneath Part 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder, based on the case condition,” he added.

In accordance to Mat Kasim, the police have SOPs to comply with when setting up roadblocks this kind of as placing cones and indications, and using whistles to get motorists to cease at the specified space. Operating absent from a roadblock is a really serious offence, he stressed.