PDRM has set up seven control posts along several major highways to conduct random inspections on vehicles during the four-day interstate travel period which began Thursday (May 7).
Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department principal assistant director Supt Bakri Zainal Abidin said the checks were to ensure highway users complied with the regulations set by the government.
The seven selected control posts comprise of two in the northern zone, one in the southern zone, two in the eastern zone and two in the central zone. People are advised to adhere to the set schedules to prevent traffic congestion.
Supt Bakri had earlier conducted aerial surveillance of toll plazas and major highways around the country’s capital. Around 13,000 vehicles were estimated to be travelling interstate on Thursday.
Supt Bakri said the aerial surveillance also found that the public was complying with the regulations while stopping at rest and recuperation areas along the highway.
“Only a few vehicles were seen stopping in the R&R areas and they were adhering to all the directives,” he said.
As of Wednesday (May 6), a total of 143,516 travel applications submitted through the Gerak Malaysia application were approved by the police to allow those stranded in their hometowns during the movement control order (MCO) to return to the city from May 7-11.
News Credit: The Star Malaysia
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