A girl tearfully pleaded with the Road Transport Department (JPJ) not to seize her boyfriend's motorcycle during a Special Motorcycle Operation at the Bagan Ajam Rest and Service Area (R&R) on the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) recently.
She explained, 'This is my boyfriend's motorcycle; he's currently in Terengganu for a motorcycling event, and I was riding this motorcycle without his knowledge,' after being apprehended during the operation.
According to reports, the operation, which took place from 1 am to 6 am the morning, uncovered several offences committed by the teenager, who had travelled 38 kilometres from Sungai Petani, Kedah, with a friend. Her violations included riding without a valid license, no road tax, no insurance, and extreme modifications to the motorcycle, believed to be for racing purposes.
The girl, who works as a cashier at a supermarket in Kedah, had come to Butterworth to have a meal with her friend before pleading for her boyfriend's Yamaha Y15 motorcycle not to be confiscated. However, her appeal was rejected due to the potential danger it posed to her own life in case of an accident.
In the same operation, JPJ also confiscated two motorcycles ridden by two teenage boys, aged 15 and 16. The two boys were found riding their fathers' motorcycles and claimed they had come to the area for fishing, although they had no fishing equipment with them.