We're aware of the increasing trend of kids engaging in rebellious activities like driving cars and riding bikes these days.
Recently, a 12-year-old girl was caught riding a motorcycle from Klang to Shah Alam to meet her friends. According to reports, the young rider is from Taman Gembira, Klang. When stopped by the police, she had no identification, and she revealed that the motorcycle belonged to her mother.
She admitted that her mother allowed her to ride the motorcycle out, but her mother also warned her to bear all the consequences if anything happened on the road. The Shah Alam police conducted "Ops Samseng Jalan" in Section 14, Shah Alam.
During this operation, the Deputy Director of Traffic Enforcement and Investigation stated that the police issued 185 summonses and seized 43 motorcycles. This post immediately caught the attention of netizens, with many urging the authorities to take action.
Some expressed anger, saying, "Both mother and daughter should be heavily fined; no favouritism allowed!" According to the Selangor State Director of Land Transport, riders under 16 years old without a motorcycle license, once caught, will not only face penalties themselves but also the motorcycle owners will be charged.
Riding a motorcycle without a license for those under 16 violates Section 39(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987. If convicted, both the rider and the motorcycle owner may be fined up to RM2,000 or imprisoned for up to 6 months.