SIBU: Road Transport Department (JPJ) is getting the public to be the eyes and ears of the department through its 1JPJ Young Squad to create heightened awareness on the road.
State JPJ assistant director (enforcement) Albert Clement said yesterday the squad has 5,286 members in Sarawak as of July this year.
“We are getting the public to become our eyes and ears to increase awareness on road safety and regulations,” Albert told thesundaypost when asked about the objectives of having the 1JPJ Young Squad.
The young squad is geared towards instilling understanding that the road is shared by everyone, hence, all need to take care to make the road safe. 1JPJ squad also promotes the spirit of volunteerism and patriotism. Other objectives include strengthening of racial harmony and unity through the various programmes carried out.
Towards this end, Albert said the squad was open to the public, and that one should be 16 years old and above to be eligible to join. He said members of the squad can report to the nearest JPJ office or its public relation officer should they notice any traffic offence being committed on the road.