SPAD Ramps Up Enforcement With New Mobile Operation Vehicles (MoVs)

SPAD Ramps Up Enforcement With New Mobile Operation Vehicles (MoVs)



Kuala Lumpur, 30 June 2015 – SPAD today introduced its new Mobile Operation Vehicles (MoVs) as new additions to its enforcement vehicle fleet.

The new MoVs will be mobilised during key operations and are designed to support the SPAD enforcement team’s operational and logistical requirements.

The roll out of the MoVs was held in conjunction with SPAD Chairman, YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Syed Hamid Albar’s visit to the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) to drive awareness amongst express bus travelers about safety and purchasing electronic tickets from legitimate counters to curb touting activities.   He was flanked by SPAD Chief Executive Officer, En. Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal.

The Westsar Maxus V80 MoVs are equipped with workstations, car video recorder, CCTV recorder, night vision cameras, internet connection, motorised awning and many more features to increase the efficiency of SPAD enforcement while being on site for operations.

“With these new additions to SPAD’s assets, we hope to make investigations and statement collection more efficient, as they can be done on the spot during enforcement operations.

These Mobile Operation Vehicles will act as a control and command centre when tactical swiftness is required to take action against operators and drivers who break the law,” said SPAD Chairman, YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Syed Hamid.

“We also want to take this opportunity to urge those planning the annual ‘balik kampung trip this coming festive season to purchase their tickets from legitimate counters and make sure that the name printed on the ticket is the same as the name on the express bus counter.

The official tickets at TBS are computer printed to eliminate the selling of fake tickets and curb ticket tout activity. At the same time, express bus tickets should be kept at all times as evidence when making a complaint, should the need arise,” said SPAD CEO, En. Nur Ismal.

In the case of additional buses provided by operators for the festive season, passengers are advised to check the registration number plates of the buses with the SPAD approved list displayed at the relevant operator’s counter area.
SPAD will continue to take stern action against express bus operators conspiring with ticket touts to sell tickets at higher prices outside counters, especially during this festive season. If found guilty, they can be charged under Section 205(1) of the Land Public Transport Act 2010, which may lead to a RM50,000 maximum fine or imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both.
Between January to June 2015 alone, SPAD has conducted over 19 operations against ticket touts and carried out over 83 operations against Express Buses for a variety of offences including overcharging. Commuters are encouraged to report incidences of ticket touting and overcharging by calling the SPAD hotline at 1-800-88-SPAD (7723).

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