7 Mat Rempit Arrested For Dangerous Stunts On DUKE Highway
Seven men, aged 14 to 27, were arrested on Monday, 8 June for illegally performing dangerous stunts on DUKE Highway
In the two and a half hour operation, codenamed 'Op Samseng Jalanan', police arrested seven men for endangering themselves and others with their life-threatening acts performed on motorcycles.
According to New Straits Times, among them was a 24-year-old civil servant who, Kuala Lumpur Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department chief ACP Zulkefly Yahya says, was arrested for attempting the 'Superman' move on his motorcycle.
A 19-year-old was also arrested for executing the same stunt which involves the rider lying flat on their stomach against the motorcycle seat. Zulkefly noted that the teen was a repeat offender who was previously caught performing a wheelie at Dataran Merdeka.
Three of the offenders did not even have a valid licence
Aside from the civil servant and the teen, the other offenders were caught zigzag riding and performing wheelies, where the front tyre is lifted, on the highway.
"Checks showed three of them did not even have a valid licence, but yet were on the road," Zulkefly added, according to New Straits Times.
The men were also arrested for illegally modifying their vehicles
A report by Bernama revealed that, "The suspects also committed several other offences including, illegally modifying their motorcycles to increase speed, using loud altered exhausts, using smaller tyres, and riding without side mirrors, head, and rear lights."
The seven offenders were taken to the KL Traffic Department for documentation at about 3am, in accordance with Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
'Op Samseng Jalanan' is an ongoing operation. Earlier this year, police issued over 400 summonses to motorists who were illegally and dangerously riding: