Police in Johor will start clamping down on “fancy number plates” where the alphabets and numbers are not in line with the specifications approved by authorities, according to a report by Berita Harian.
This follows after 9,985 vehicles were issued summons since January 2020 for having fancy number plates.
Enforcement will first begin with the official vehicles in the Johor police force and there will be no compromise against other government official vehicles as well. Here’s to hoping the same applies to the state’s elite and most influential as well.
The different fonts, sizes, and distance between the alphanumeric characters can cause confusion and makes vehicle identification difficult. This makes it especially tough for authorities to identify hit and run cases and enforce other traffic offenses.
These fancy plates are an offense under Section 14 (4) and Section 108 (3)(F) of the Road Transport Act 1987 and Rule 6 (1) LN173/69.
Image source: Polis Johor