24 Apr '11, 9pm

Malaysia's top cop announces end to traffic police practice of "ambushing" motorists with hidden roadblocks

SHAH ALAM - Malaysia's deputy inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar has announced an end to the traffic police practice of "ambushing" motorists with hidden roadblocks. Speaking on Saturday at the "A Day with the Police" event at the Selangor police contingent headquarters, Mr Khalid said signs would be placed ahead of speed traps and roadblocks to warn motorists and encourage safer driving, reported The Star. "We should not be hiding behind bushes or trees," said the newly-promoted deputy police chief. "We should come out in the open and enforce the law ... We should educate the public against committing traffic offences, not just give out summonses." Mr Khalid said the police will be looking into other ways to discourage traffic offences. "Other than speed traps, which will be done in the open, we are looking at other ways to discourage traffic offences," he said....

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