Primary Six students could be seen riding motorbikes – Rep

TAWAU: Parents were advised not to allow their underage children and those without a licence to ride a motorcycle as the matter is rampant in villages.

Sebatik assemblyman Datuk Abdul Muis Picho said he saw this happening even in his village at Kg. Pasir Putih.

He said Primary Six students could be seen riding motorcycles around the village and parents should not allow their underage children and those without a licence to ride a motorcycle as in case of a mishap they would be at the losing end, he said during a meeting with the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) yesterday on Sebatik Island.

Meanwhile, he said the Sebatik community welcomed the JPJ program to issue motorcycle licences to 16-year-olds in Sebatik, especially those who used bikes to go to school.

He said the JPJ program, which was the second such program held on the island, received good response in 2014.

Muis thanked JPJ for its second program to give out motorcycle licences to the Sebatik community including the youths as it was worrying to see 16-year-olds riding motorcycles without  licences because of the cost involved to get a licence from Tawau.

During the first program in 2014, a total of 506 residents on Sebatik Island were given motorcycle licences through the One Community One JPJ (SKSJ) program that saw 407 male and 99 female riders getting their licences.

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