Terengganu Police Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) recently arrested three vehicles using plate numbers that did not follow proper specification-plate number design. Fancy.
According to the department, the two vehicles seized were MPVs, one of which used a “MIRA” plate driven by a 36-year-old man from Kuala Terengganu. Another MPV number plate uses “DINA”. Police arrested both policemen surveying traffic flows near Padang Midin of Kuala Tenganur.
“When asked why they were using such number plates, the two owners said they were happy to use the new car for the Shawwal celebration, so they dedicated the last five letters / numbers together with the name of the loved one,” the department said in a statement published on Facebook. In the statement …
Such grounds will be ignored and an inquiry will be held under Section 108 (3) (b) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for displaying identical number of signs / symbols for the purpose of misleading the authorities.
In another incident, a Volkswagen golf with registration number “J3H3” was also seized at Port Baru Kuala Nerus. The reason given by the 24-year-old driver from Setiu was because the car was purchased on Eid night and there was no time to change his registration number to follow the specification.
Three drivers, if convicted, may be fined not less than RM5,000 and not more than RM20,000 or imprisonment for not more than one year or not more than five years, or both.
Problem with plate number Fancy This is not a new thing, JPJ has repeatedly warned the public not to use non-standard plate number designs (including carbon surfaces) or to change characters / numbers to create phrases, names or other meanings.