LTD plans crackdown against problem vehicles

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Land Transport Department (LTD) is in discussions with agencies to introduce a nationwide initiative to address vehicle-related issues.

The ‘Environmental Cleanup Project on Abandoned Vehicles’, will address both abandoned vehicles and non-roadworthy vehicles such as those emitting thick smoke.

LTD Director Dr Hj Supry Hj Ladi told The Brunei Times they are drafting the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the initiative.

“Once the SOPs are done, we will introduce (the initiative) right away,” he said.

Dr Hj Supry said the SOPs will involve impounding vehicles up to a certain time. But if they are unclaimed, they will be auctioned off or sent for scrap.

He said the vehicle(s) will also be deregistered from the LTD system.

The department is advising motorists to maintain their vehicles regularly as it will keep them in top condition, he said, adding that by doing so, their lifecycle will also be prolonged.

He said the department is also in discussions with agencies to increase the fines not only for vehicles emitting thick smoke but other offences that are high risk in contributing to road accidents.

He didn’t specify how much the respective fines are.

Dr Hj Supry said the department is urging the public to continue helping it by sending it information on vehicles emitting thick smoke and on other road offences via WhatsApp at 7292017.

The Brunei Times