JSKLL records 175 traffic offences in ‘Ops Tegas 2’

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A TOTAL of 175 traffic offences were recorded during a nationwide operation coordinated by the Traffic Control and Investigation Department (JSKLL) on Monday.

In a statement, JSKLL said the operation, dubbed “Ops Tegas 2”, involved setting up 15 roadblocks between 8pm and 10pm across the country: nine in Brunei-Muara, and two in Tutong, Belait and Temburong respectively.

In Brunei-Muara District, the roadblocks were set up at Jalan Pintu Malim, Jalan Rimba, Jalan Kebangsaan, Jalan Beribi, Jalan Meragang, Jalan Kg Parit, Jalan Kg Lumapas, the road in front of the Sengkurong Police Station, and at the Kuala Lurah Control Post.

In Tutong motorists were stopped at Jalan Kg Kiudang and Jalan Bukit Barun in Lamunin.

In Belait, the department set up stops at Jalan Tengah Anduki and Batu 3 in Seria, while in Temburong it operated on Jalan Estate Labu and Jalan Estate Temburong.

There were 83 vehicles were stopped and searched in Brunei-Muara District and JSKLL recorded 20 compound cases, six dockets and six police warnings.

In Tutong, JSKLL only recorded six compound cases, while Belait had 20 compound cases.

Four compound cases and 30 dockets were issued in Temburong.

In an interview with The Brunei Times, JSKLL Acting Head of Operations and Enforcement ASP Mohd Fathdillah Hj Abd Hamid said that the time and locations of the roadblocks are selected randomly, especially in a large-scale operation.

“Major operations are not only being carried out in December, but we have been doing it (throughout the whole) year. However, (it is more) intensive during the festive seasons,” he said, adding doing so is part of its crime prevention initiative.

“Bruneians tend to leave their houses while on vacation and spend most of their time going out with their family. This is when crime prevention, road safety and traffic enforcement come into place.”

He said crime prevention measures would look into matters such as house break-ins and car thefts, while road safety would involve spreading awareness on importance of wearing seat belts and the dangers of speeding.

JSKLL will also enforce the traffic rules and regulations on such as those involving illegal modifications, expired road taxes, and reckless driving, he said.

ASP Mohd Fathdillah said that more operations are planned to reduce the number of accidents, disseminate road safety awareness, and increase police presence on the road to ensure road users’ peace of mind.

Aside from doing roadblocks, he said JSKLL is also open to invitiation to give road safety talks from the public.

The Brunei Times