Police no longer hide behind pillars for traffic ops

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Police no longer hide behind pillars in carrying out traffic operations, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar.

"We no longer hide behind pillars, but issue summonses immediately, and those issued with summonses should not forget to settle their fines," he said during a dialogue session with 1,000 Indian youths at the programme, 'A Day With the Police' at the Selangor Police Headquarters, here today.

Khalid said this when responding to a statement by a dialogue participant that the frequent police presence on the road lately had resulted in drivers being more disciplined on the road compared to the past when policemen hid at the end of the road and emerging from their hiding place to stop traffic offenders.

Khalid later told a media conference that the physical presence of the policemen during traffic operations had started not long ago.

"Don't be surprised if you are issued with a summons ... we shouldn't be hiding, we will come out in the open and enforce the law," he said.

On efforts by the police to curb gangsterism among the Indian community in Selangor as raised by several participants, he said besides prosecuting them in court, police also carried out preventive measures. -- Bernama


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