Warning to road hogs using emergency lanes

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HULU TERENGGANU: The Road Transport Department here has warned motorists that summonses will be issued to those adamant in using the emergency lanes on highways and roads in the state.

JPJ director Abdul Rahman Emang Anyie said such irresponsible acts would hamper rescue efforts during emergencies, especially during the festive season.

“Despite the advice and numerous warnings issued, some of them (motorists) are just stubborn and refuse to adhere to regulations.

“We will not compromise with such motorists, especially during this festive season which will see an increase in the number of vehicles on all lanes,” he told reporters after launching Ops Hari Raya Aidilfitri at Ajil rest and service area here today.

Abdul Rahman said the department would carry out 24-hour monitoring on emergency lanes at all state and federal roads, as well as the East Coast Expressway 2.

He also advised motorists to use proper car seats for their infants and to refrain from driving while holding their little children in their laps.

BERNAMA