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    Slip sliding away down slope

    Posted on May 20, 2016 by in General News

    A horrified crane driver could do nothing but watch as his stalled vehicle rolled backwards before crushing a car and ramming into a house here. Asrol Hisham Baharom, 36, said he was driving along Jalan 17/21 when the engine stalled while it was on a slope. He slammed on the brakes when the crane started […]

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    JPJ acts against illegal drivers

    Posted on May 19, 2016 by in General News

    Foreigners are not allowed to drive commercial vehicles and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has nabbed 166 of them for doing just that in the Klang Valley this year. They were caught for driving such vehicles without a goods vehicle driving licence. JPJ enforcement director Datuk Valluvan Veloo said the mostly Indonesian and Myanmar nationals […]

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    DBKL: We will not pay for flood damage

    Posted on May 17, 2016 by in General News

    DBKL has make it clear that they will not pay for flood damage caused in the recent flash flood.  Below a new report from TheSun newspaper. PETALING JAYA: Who will bear the cost of flood damages incurred by vehicle owners during the flash floods in the city last week. In reply to a query on the […]

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  • Online vehicle ownership transfers soon

    Posted on May 15, 2016 by in General News

    The transfer of vehicle ownership can be done online from June 1, 2016, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. At present, such transfer of ownership can only be done over the counter at the Road Transport Department (JPJ) offices. “Starting June 1, owners can now renew their Vehicle Ownership Certificate (VOC) online,” Liow […]

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  • Guideline For Accident Insurance Claims Needed – PPIM

    Posted on May 14, 2016 by in General News

    The absence of a special guideline for accident insurance claims has caused insurance applicants to be laid bare to the the deception of irresponsible parties, said a consumer association activist. Malaysian Muslim Consumers’ Association (PPIM) activist Datuk Nadzim Johan said until now they have received more than 500 complaints from accident victims and heirs who […]

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  • Demerit system and new technology to deter habitual traffic offenders

    Posted on May 10, 2016 by in General News

    Catching errant drivers in the act with new technology, including better cameras, will be the difference between the new and previous demerit (Kejara) systems. The previous manual system left room for drivers to dispute committing offences but this will no longer be the case with the new Awareness Automated Safety System (Awas), said Transport Ministry […]

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  • Liow: Accident statistics alarming

    Posted on April 19, 2016 by in General News

    The Government will implement four urgent measures to stem the rising number of road accidents and fatalities. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the decision was unanimously made at the Cabinet Task Force on Road Safety meeting yesterday. “Several key areas were covered with a view towards execution in the near term. “They […]

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  • Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department

    Posted on March 26, 2016 by in General News

    The newly-established Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department was officially unveiled during the 209th anniversary of the formation of the police force on 25 March 2016. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who launched the department – Bukit Aman’s 10th – said it would be vital in reducing the number of fatalities on the […]

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  • New traffic enforcement system to start by May 2016

    Posted on March 18, 2016 by in General News

    The Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) will be implemented by May, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi. He said the system was a combination of the Kejara demerit point system and the Automated Enforcement System (AES). “The system will be implemented soon after the Road Transport Act is amended. I will be tabling […]

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  • Rewarding good drivers proposed

    Posted on February 19, 2016 by in General News

    Government mulls incentives for careful motorists! Instead of only introducing measures to penalise errant motorists, the Transport Ministry is now looking into proposals to award incentives to law-abiding road users. “With the licence upgrades, one can get a better premium for their insurance,” minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said. He said there were suggestions […]

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  • 18 killed everyday in traffic accidents

    Posted on January 26, 2016 by in General News

    Almost every minute, there is a traffic accident in Malaysia with about 18 people killed daily. Road Fatality and accident rates recorded a slight increase last year and the Transport Minister is not taking this lightly. “The figure is alarming. Efforts to save lives from traffic disasters must be stepped up at once,” said Datuk […]

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  • New APP to fight against double parking

    Posted on December 29, 2015 by in General News

    It has come to our knowledge that there is a new mobile APP in the market that fights against double parking and other related minor traffic offences. Known as Citizen Squad, it allows registered member to report irresponsible road user who indiscriminately parked their car, which result in traffic obstruction. Citizen Squad APP allows the […]

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  • Malaysian traffic deaths higher than world average

    Posted on October 12, 2015 by in General News

    Malaysia has a higher than average number of traffic-related deaths compared to other countries. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said statistics show that Malaysia had a 23.6 to 100,000 population ratio of traffic-related deaths. The world average is 18 per 100,000 population. Australia, in comparison, has a 4 to 100,000 ratio while […]

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  • Insurer’s liability in third party claim

    Posted on May 5, 2015 by in General News

    IN Malaysia, it is mandatory under the Road Transport Act 1987 (“RTA”) for you to insure your vehicle against damage and/or third party risks. A third party insurance policy insures you against risks such as death and injury to a third party as well as damage to the third party’s property. This article will discuss […]

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  • Car insurance to go up by 6%

    Posted on March 20, 2015 by in General News

    Car insurance is set to go up by 6% as insurance providers fall under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) come April 1. “Insurance will go up. But don’t listen to rumours that road tax will go up too. It will not,” said GST director Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy said yesterday. However, those renewing their road […]

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