|Tuesday, 09 October 2012 21:24|
KUALA LUMPUR: Seven agencies, including the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and the Road Transport Department (RTD), on Tuesday agreed to a standard operating procedure (SOP) to facilitate coordination of enforcement on road transport regulations to avoid overlapping of power and confusing the public.
The other five agencies are Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety (Miros), Road Safety Department, Putrajaya Corporation and the Public Land Transport Commission (SPAD).
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar, who signed the agreement on the SOP on behalf of the police, said the SOP, known as the Enforcement Coordination of Malaysian Road Transport Agencies, among others, outlined the role of every agencies to ensure a more systematic and comprehensive enforcement.
"The SOP also stipulates that all road transport agencies will function on a permanent basis and to meet at least once in three months to coordinate all operations," he told a media conference after the SOP signing ceremony at Bukit Aman here.
Ismail said PDRM would act as the lead agency in all joint operations, while other enforcement agencies would be the host agency according to needs.
To ascertain SOP meet its objective, the police, together with other agencies will conduct an integrated operation soon to gauge its effectiveness, he added.