Responding to unfavorable publicity generated by privately organised ‘convoys’ on public roads, Malaysian police have come out to say that any convoy escort or marshal can not management visitors. From an announcement posted on Fb, the usage of marshals in any competitors, convoy or any type of programme on public roads have to be accompanied by visitors police.
Highway customers and the general public should not obliged to comply with the directions of the marshals in the event that they do issues comparable to asking you to provide manner, stopping at an intersection, diverting your car and others. Motion might be taken in opposition to any particular person or group that performs visitors management duties with out the presence of visitors police underneath Part 21 of the Police act 1967 or Part 79(2) of the highway Transport Act 1972.
Most of us have seen this occur on the toll highways and public roads in Malaysia when your rear view mirror is stuffed with blinking lights and you might be instructed to maneuver over. Otherwise you is perhaps at a visitors gentle and a motorbike stops in the midst of the intersection and holds visitors to permit a ‘convoy’ by means of.
At this level, you realise the convoy contains of personal vehicles or bikes and the marshals should not truly visitors police however reasonably, a rider on an enormous bike sporting a flourescent vest with the phrase ‘MARSHAL’ emblazoned on the again. We hope that with this assertion from police, there might be no extra incidents of convoys on highways and roads bullying different highway customers and clogging up visitors.
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