PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) today handed over 10 units of the Honda CR-V 2.0L to the Road Transport Department (RTD) or more fondly known as JPJ. These vehicles will be deployed for enforcement duties on various highways by JPJ.
The vehicles, totalling RM1.3 million, were presented to Deputy Director General of JPJ, Tuan Zamakhshari Hanipah by PLUS Managing Director, Datuk Azman Ismail at Persada PLUS. The handover ceremony was also witnessed by Deputy Minister of Transport, Dato’ Haji Kamarudin Jaffar and PLUS Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim.
“The presentation of these vehicles will enable PLUS to improve safety on our highways through regular enforcement by the RTD. The handing over of the vehicles to the RTD is an initiative to assist the authority in carrying out its monitoring and enforcement duties on the highways,” Datuk Azman explained.
The PLUS-JPJ collaboration as well as other enforcement agencies implemented by PLUS saw a significant drop in the number of accidents on the North-South Expressway (NSE) from 14,532 incidents in 2016 to 13,269 incidents in 2018.
Datuk Azman also announced that PLUS will be funding the installation of 11 additional AWAS speed cameras at accident-prone areas along the NSE in the coming months.