RTD: Large-Scale Operation Against Commercial Vehicles Begins Next Week

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Road Transport Department (RTD) will carry out a large-scale special operation against commercial vehicles, especially lorries ferrying sand, starting next week.

Its deputy director-general (Planning and Operations) Aedy Fadli Ramli said it was following an accident involving a lorry laden with sand which crashed into 14 vehicles in Putrajaya, on Wednesday (Sept 19), claiming two lives.

“Instructions have been issued to all state RTD directors to conduct special operations on commercial vehicles carrying excess loads that violate the laws and may pose a danger to the safety of other road users.

“The special operations will be led by the state RTD directors. The RTD headquarters, especially the Enforcement Division, has also been instructed to closely monitor these operations and submit a complete report to the JPJ top management and also the Ministry of Transport,” he said.

In the 10.15am accident on Wednesday, two motorcyclists were killed, while seven were injured after a lorry laden with sand crashed into 14 vehicles at KM5.7 of Jalan Persiaran Utara Puchong-bound.

He said the Inspection and Safety Audit (Jisa) report related to the accident was expected to be submitted to the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) on Monday for further action.

However, he said, the details of the report could not be disclosed and that a thorough investigation into the accident was being carried out by RTD as instructed by Transport Minister Anthony Loke.

He also added that RTD had just received the report on the accident from the Royal Malaysian Police.