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M’sians Will Be Punished for These 19 New AWAS Offences Starting March 2018

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Starting March 2018, M'sian Motorists Will Have to Beware of 19 New Offences Under AWAS - WORLD OF BUZZ 2
Source: NST
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The Automated Awareness Safety System (AWAS) officially began operating on April 1, 2017 but currently, they are only focused on two main offences, which are speeding and running red lights.

Starting March 2018, AWAS Implementing 19 New Offences Into System - WORLD OF BUZZ

Source: The Star

However, a recent report by Oriental Daily said that starting from March 2018, the rules will be tightened and 19 new offences will be added to the system. These new offences were in line to be added to the system awhile back but the system had to be rigorously tested to ensure that it could effectively track all 21 offences. Better obey all traffic rules!

Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai made a speech during the Chinese New Year road safety campaign launched on 25 January and said that in 2016 alone, there were 7,152 deaths caused by road accidents. This was a sharp increase compared to 6,706 in 2015.

Starting March 2018, M'sian Motorists Will Have to Beware of 19 New Offences Under AWAS - WORLD OF BUZZ

Source: NST

In case you have forgotten, the AWAS system integrates both the AES and Kejara demerit points system, which could ultimately lead to your driving licence getting revoked. More eyes watching you! The driving licences will be suspended from a period of six to 12 months, depending on the offence and how many times you have broken the law.

By the fifth offence, your licence will be cancelled and you will have to go through the whole process of getting a driving licence again. So leceh! That’s not all, drivers who are suspended three times in a period of five years will also have their licences cancelled. These offences carry a minimum fine of RM150 too!

Starting March 2018, M'sian Motorists Will Have to Beware of 19 New Offences Under AWAS - WORLD OF BUZZ 1

Source: MMO

Liow said that the purpose of enforcing these rules was not to penalise motorists but to save lives. “We want to reduce these figures by 10 per cent every year and it is really challenging. If none of us break the rules, the roads will be safer for everyone.” #Truth

So, take note of these 21 offences and make sure not to break them!

1. Running red lights


2. Speeding

3. Using mobile phone while driving

4. Failing to fasten safety belts while driving

5. Overtaking the queue on a double line

6. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

7. Overloading of commercial vehicles

8. Not wearing helmet on motorcycle

9. Misusing the emergency lane

10. Failure to stop at police checkpoints

11. Overtaking from the left side

12. Not following traffic rules

13. Spoiling the road’s facilities

14. Not giving way to emergency vehicles such as ambulance

15. Blocking car number plate

16. Front passenger failing to fasten seat belt

17. Too many passengers in the vehicle

18. Smoking while driving

19. Unsecured load causing things to drop on road

20. Exceeding the double line

21. Commercial vehicles and public transport vehicles hogging the fast lane

Drive safe, everyone and for the last time, obey the road rules!

 

Also read: AWAS Traffic Systems Officially Begins, Drivers May Face License Suspension or Revocation

Beware Drivers! Awas Traffic Systems Officially Begin! - World Of Buzz 4

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