On Sunday, 8 September, 13 children between the ages of nine and 15 years old were arrested for cycling dangerously
A member of the district police traffic investigation and enforcement section had witnessed the group of children cycling down a hill towards a school
According to Kajang district police chief ACP Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof, the officer was undertaking an operation against errant cyclists called 'Ops Basikal Lajak'.
The 13 children were arrested for their dangerous antics and detained at the district police traffic branch, while their bicycles were seized.
Ahmad Dzaffir told Bernama that many of the bicycles did not meet safety standards as they had been modified.
Individuals who engage in dangerous cycling, including actions which put the lives of other road users at risk, can face action under the Road Traffic Rules 1959
Negeri Sembilan Traffic Investigation and Enforcement chief Supt Ibrahim Mohd Abdul Kadir revealed in a statement issued yesterday that a maximum fine of RM2,000 may be imposed on those found guilty.
In addition, if offenders are underaged, their parents can face action under Section 31 of the Child Act 2001 for neglect of children. The maximum punishment for parents comprises imprisonment of 10 years and a RM20,000 fine.