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Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations and Enforcement chief assistant director Superintendent Dr Bakri Zainal Abidin. - NST FILE PIC

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 169 summonses were issued by the federal police against heavy-vehicle drivers for various traffic offences during an operation along the North-South Expressway from early Saturday to late last night.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigations and Enforcement chief assistant director Superintendent Dr Bakri Zainal Abidin said the operation, codenamed 'Op Kenderaan Perdagangan', was held from the Tanjung Malim toll plaza in Perak to Jalan Duta toll plaza here.

He said of the total, 43 summonses were issued to those who stopped along the emergency lane.

“One of the excuses given was sleepiness. The drivers said they got sleepy so they just stopped their vehicles without bothering to go to the designated rest areas (R&R) along the expressway.

"This is dangerous for other road users especially motorcyclists,” he told reporters at the Jalan Duta toll plaza this morning.

The operation, he added started last Thursday and would continue until tomorrow.

He said other offences included driving without a valid driving licence, non-functional rear lights and other technical offences. -- Bernama

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