Traffic cops out in full force towards year’s end

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WITH the year almost coming to an end, efforts to ensure the safety of motorists and road users across the country have intensified especially during this last week of December.

Throughout the month, the Traffic Control and Investigation Department (JSKLL) of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) have been busy with both random and routine operations at all hours of the day.

JSKLL officers and personnel were out in full force again yesterday covering well known accident prone locations and identified hotspots across the country.

An operation carried out in the Belait District on December 24 netted a total of 16 compound, eight warnings and four dockets issued for traffic violations.

The road blocks took place along Maulana road, Seria by-pass in Anduki and the junction leading to Merangking.

Eight traffic violations at the Anduki Highway in Seria.

Acting Head of Operations and Enforcement ASP Mohd Fathdillah Hj Abd Hamid said the eight violations were recorded for both court and compound cases.

Citing the police logs for that operation, ASP Mohd Fathdillah said that court summons were issued to two motorists who were driving their vehicles without valid road tax discs.

Three other motorists were issued compound fines for illegal installation of coloured headlights while another was fined for having non-regulation licence plates.

The two remaining compound cases were for illegal car modifications and a busted horn.

In a separate operation conducted with other law enforcement agencies in the Belait district, RBPF led some 110 enforcement officers and personnel on a crime prevention drive.

According to P/ASP Muhd Aimi Safwan Zaidin who led the operation, six locations within the district were targetted that night based on public tip-off and surveillance.

Enforcement agencies involved that night aside from RBPF were the Immigration Department, the Royal Customs and Excise Department, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Belait Religious Enforcement Unit.

From the raids conducted on rented houses and staff houses across Kuala Belait to Sg Liang, 18 male foreign workers were issued special passes by the Immigration Department while two Bangladeshi nationals were detained for possession of contraband.

The RBPF advised members of the public to always be careful while on the road and abide by all traffic rules and regulations.

The Brunei Times