Luxury Toyota Vellfire MPV gets ‘kantoi’ by traffic police at Batu Caves for using illegally installed blue strobe lights

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For many automobile enthusiasts, owning a car is only the first step to a great many number of exciting endeavours. From making modifications to the engine for improved performance or fuel efficiency, to creature comforts such as window tints, and of course aesthetic changes that include body-kits and rims, there are an assortment of choices that you could consider to make your car truly yours.

With that said however, there are still rules prescribed by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to abide by where modifications are concerned, and one of the most obvious ones would be the fact that civilian vehicles are forbidden from installing strobe lights. In many cases, those who do wind up installing these lights seek to gain an added advantage on the road by masquerading as police vehicles or those belonging to VIPs.

Police flag down Toyota Vellfire using illegally installed strobe lights 

And to prove their point, authorities from the Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department of the Royal Malaysian Police recently took to sharing how they had flagged down the driver of a luxury Toyota Vellfire Multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), when blue strobe-lights were found to be mounted on its dashboard behind the windshield. The incident was said to have taken place on Monday (September 12th 2022) around the Batu Caves Industrial Area.

Only official emergency vehicles allowed to use such modifications

As stated in the post, the owner of the vehicle will be investigated under Rule 94 of the Motor Vehicle (Construction and Use) Rules 1959. If found guilty, the owner of the vehicle is liable of facing a maximum fine amount of RM2,000, or a jail term of not more than six months.

It is important to keep in mind that by law, only vehicles that operate on an official capacity to respond to emergencies such as those used by the Royal Malaysian Police, the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department, JPJ, and ambulances, are allowed to have strobe lights fitted.

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