SPAD RAMPS UP ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR
KUALA LUMPUR, 15 FEBRUARY 2018 - The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) will boost patrols and other enforcement activities as Malaysians start their journey back home for the festivities.
As a proactive measure, the Commission has begun an integrated enforcement exercise in collaboration with Royal Malaysian Police, Road Transport Department, Agensi Anti-Dadah Kebangsaan and Highway Enforcement agencies which will be held for 17 days from 09 to 25 February.
This includes public engagement to create awareness at terminals and 24-hour checks running from 14, 15 and 18 February when public transport movement is expected to be at the highest.
Amongst the activities include special enforcement audits to examine GPS vehicle records, undercover operations and patrolling in high risk locations together with speed traps and surveillance via CCTV in Highway Operation Centres, in cooperation with the police and highway operators.
SPAD’s enforcement team has also begun conducting checks on counters and inspecting documents at bus terminals. The Commission has also issued a circular to remind express bus operators nationwide to place utmost priority on safety of their passengers and other road users by adhering to the SPAD Industrial Code of Practice (ICOP) and Safety regulations at all times.
The Commission will not hesitate to apply the maximum force of the law against bus operators found to be negligent in managing their operations, including aspects such as safety, as well as vehicles’ maintenance and driver management. Depending on the severity of the offence, bus companies risk having their licences suspended or revoked.
To ensure adequate buses for this festive period, SPAD has also approved Temporary Variation Licence (LPS) applications from 108 bus companies to provide an additional 313 buses.
In order to safeguard travellers, they are advised to purchase tickets from authorised counters, via Ticket Vending Machines or by buying online. Members of the public can also do their part and report errant transport operators and make a complaint with SPAD through its 24-hour hotline, 1-800-88-7723, email at email@example.com or tweet the complaint to @aduanSPAD. They can also download the MeterOn app for Android and iOS devices to track their journey via GPS, access express bus operator information, record the traveling speed and to make direct report to SPAD.
En. Zamri Mahmud, Head of Road Public Transport Division, SPAD inspects the express bus ticket sales at the TBS Terminal.
Interaction session with commuters at the departure hall, TBS.
Inspection of express bus documents.
Interaction with passengers onboard the express to Johor Bahru.
Commuters purchasing their tickets and planning their journey at the TBS Terminal.