Four “daredevil” motorcyclists, otherwise known as Mat Rempits, have been sentenced to a minimum of two days in jail and fined RM5,000 for their dangerous acts while riding. The four riders were ordered to serve their time behind bars immediately by the Traffic Magistrate’s Court, Bernama reports.
Pleading guilty to the charges, all four men were also served with an RM5,000 fine, and had their licenses revoked, with no chance of re-applying for new ones over the next two years. It was also reported that should the riders not be able to pay the fines, an additional jail term of five months would be enforced upon them.
They were charged under Section 42 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which states that the prosecuted shall serve a jail term up to five years, a minimum fine of RM5,000, or both upon conviction.
The four riders involved were taken in under an Ops Samseng Jalan Raya operation by the police at three different locations: Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Raja Laut and at the Jalan Tun Perak intersection. They were brought in for performing dangerous stunts like “wheelies” on public roads between 9 pm and 1:30 am, on Sunday.
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