Two underaged Malaysian brothers were detained by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) yesterday (3 June) after being caught driving a Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) lorry in Shah Alam.
The younger brother, who is 13 years old was driving the truck while his 15-year-old older brother was the attendant.
According to JPJ Selangor, the brothers were caught after JPJ enforcement officers become suspicious of the RoRo lorry.
Shockingly, the brothers were actually working part-time as lorry drivers despite being way under the allowed driving age for private vehicles, let alone a heavy goods vehicle such as the RoRo lorry.
After an investigation, it was found that the vehicle as well as its driver and attendant broke several laws and regulations.
These include underage driving, expired motor vehicle license, tinted windows, installing strobe lights, not displaying a vehicle speed limit sign and several others.
Accordingly, the RoRo lorry was seized by JPJ and brought to the Ijok enforcement station as per Section 64(1) APJ 1987.
For underage driving, the owner of the vehicle may face a fine of up to RM2,000 or up to 6-month jail or both under Section 39 APJ 1987.
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