August 19, 2016

Meiktila to take action against traffic law violations

Motorcyclists break traffic rules on the way. Photo: Chantha
Motorcyclists break traffic rules on the way. Photo: Chantha

THE administration of Meiktila Township, Mandalay Region, says that it will take serious actions against cars that do not abide by rules and regulations of vehicle and road laws. The sentences for violations will range from one- to six-month jail terms or fines between K30,000 and K300,000, or both.
The Township Vehicle and Road Laws Supervision Committee held its meeting on 27 November, and members, including township administrator U Myo Hlaing, township police chief Police Major Maung Shwe, township Development Supportive Committee chairman  U Khin Maung Lin, township Development Committee chairman U Thura and administrators from the town’s 14 wards discussed the township’s traffic issues. They agreed that all vehicles in the township must abide by the 2015 Motor Vehicle Law and that serious action will be taken against drivers and owners who break the law.
According to the law, if a driver drives without a license, he or she will be fined K30,000. If the driver is drives an unregistered car, if the registration card had previously been seized by traffic police for an offense or if the registration has expired or been cancelled, both the driver and the owner of the car will be fined K50,000 or sentenced to a one-month jail term, or both.
If government emblems are displayed on a private vehicle or if a civilian uses uses government papers, the driver and owner will be fined K300,000 or sentenced to a six-month jail term, or both, according to the law. Taking action against unruly cars around the town’s busy market and around the township have satisfied the townspeople, according to a local resident.


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