Thursday, December 29, 2016

Jail, fined RM50,000 Reaches If Take Passengers Applications Without Reservation - RTD KLIA

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PETALING JAYA: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) drawing up detailed plans to intensify monitoring and operation to curb 'chameleon' car share service or driver that does not use mobile booking application at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2.

The prevalence of unscrupulous activities that are recognized JPJ Enforcement Branch Chief of Section KLIA, S.Sarawanan when it has detected an illegal taxi activity at the location.

He said a total of 85 cases were recorded from January to October 2016, and of that number, 12 cases involving service providers, namely Uber car share and GrabCar.

Although the number of cases involving Uber / GrabCar is small, but it is still listed among the serious errors due to pick up passengers illegally.

"Being an offense if the driver Uber / Grabcar pick up passengers without a reservation through mobile applications.

"If the conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding RM50,000 or imprisonment not exceeding five years or both," he told, adding that the offense under Section 205 (1) of the Land Public Transport Act 2010.

On the 'chameleon' Uber and GrabCar, he said the arrests so far have found the target groups are foreign citizens among the passengers, especially tourists from West Asia.

According Sarawanan, a challenge for the authorities to detect the 'chameleon' Uber / GrabCar as they are monitored by the mobile application for booking and using ordinary vehicle.

"They are different from the taxi drivers because they do not have a permit, but registered with Uber service or GrabCar," he said.

As such, he said the operation was based on intelligence and monitoring authorities and information from the public.

"As soon as we can trace him, we will arrest them. The driver and passenger were taken to be interrogated.

"If they are an Uber driver / GrabCar but when the arrests were made them available to take passengers without any reservation, we will hold and charge them for committing an offense," said Sarawanan.

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