Three-wheeled motorcycles, otherwise known as sidecar combinations, are commonly used on Malaysian roads and are especially used to carry goods for small businesses in the scrap business. In a special operation in North Johor Bharu police district, the Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Division (JSPT) of the police conducted a special operation targeting three-wheeled motorcycles.
During the May 23 operation, JSPT personnel detained 22 modified three-wheelers operated by Rohingya nationals. After testing, the vehicles were driven in a hazardous manner which was found to cause inconvenience to other road users while carrying recyclable material.
A total of 54 summons were issued out of which 22 were offenses under Section 26 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for driving without a license and 10 under section 90 of the same Act for driving without valid insurance. A further 22 summons were issued under Regulation 34 LN 170/59 for illegal alteration of a vehicle.
All 22 three-wheeled motorcycles have been confiscated under section 64 of the Road Transport Act 1987. Police remind the public to abide by the rules of the road for the safety of all and to avoid the risk of accidents.