Stop Before The Line! Crossing May Lead to RM2,000 Fine or 6-Month Jail Term for Drivers

Drivers on the road must adhere to traffic regulations to ensure both their own safety and the safety of others.

To minimize the risks on the road, it is crucial for all road users to not only prioritize their own safety but also avoid endangering others by strictly adhering to traffic rules.

Recently, a video circulating on Twitter caught the attention of many, showcasing a traffic operation conducted by the police to enforce the rule of not crossing the white line when coming to a stop.

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In this viral video, the police were seen actively ensuring that road users did not cross the white line while stopping their vehicles.

Several road users, including motorcyclists and car drivers, faced consequences for disregarding this rule and crossing the white line during their stops.

There were also instances where some attempted to reverse back after crossing the white line, but the vigilant traffic police had already identified their infractions.

The regulation stipulating the need to halt vehicles before the white line can be found in Rule 38 of the Road Traffic Rules (LN166/1959). Individuals found in violation of this rule could face fines of up to RM2,000 or a prison sentence of up to six months.

One netizen humorously remarked, "This is why it's important to master the skill of stopping right before the line on that hill and raising your hand during your license test."

Following the video's viral spread on Twitter, it garnered an impressive 1 million views, along with 6.3K reposts.

Reactions from netizens on Twitter varied, reflecting a wide range of sentiments towards the video.