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JPJ to consider imposing life span for cars, says director-general

NOVEMBER 17, 2013

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will have to deliberate to conclude on a probable life span for cars in the country, said its deputy minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.

He told the media here today that it might be necessary soon to make such a decision as this was in the interest of the people.

Speaking at a media conference after launching the national-level 2013 World Maritime Day celebration here, he said the recent suggestion by the Malaysian Institude of Road Safety (Miros) director-general Professor Dr Wong Shaw Voon was basically a new finding.

Wong had on Friday suggested to the media in Malacca that cars more than 12 years were not safe to be on the road.

On a another issue, Abdul Aziz said the proposed Commercial Vehicle Drivers Profile Section in the Road Transport Department was now being implemented.

"The Road Transport Department is doing this nationwide. Through this profiling, we can identify and zero in on those errant drivers with outstanding summonses or police reports to keep them off the road.

"We want to safeguard the people. We do not want these errant drivers to threaten the safety of their passengers or other road users," he said.

 - Bernama