PETALING JAYA: The founder of Dego Ride has been given seven days to record his statement with the Road Transport Department (RTD), which has initiated action against the unregulated motorcycle taxi service provider, reports The Star Online.
“We issued a notice for the Dego Ride owner to come to JPJ to give a statement. He will be given seven days to do so,” said RTD enforcement director V Valluvan Veloo today.
RTD has also slapped three Dego Ride riders with non-compoundable summonses for contravening Section 23(2) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
The riders face a fine of not less than RM1,000 and not more than RM10,000, or imprisonment of up to two years, or both.
Meanwhile, Valluvan urged the people to stop using the service.
“Through our observation, the application for the service is offline so we truly hope they have stopped their operations.”
According to Bernama, the transport ministry has banned the service because more than 60% of road fatalities involved motorcycles.
“There is no grey area in this Dego Ride ban. It is very clear cut.
“The government and the ministry have made the decision to ban this service as it is hazardous to passengers,” Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said today.
Dego Ride had previously said it would continue to operate in Kuala Lumpur and there were no laws to prevent it from doing so.
Owner Nabil Feisal Bamadhaj launched the service last November. The rates were RM2.50 for the first 3km and 60 sen for each subsequent kilometre. -FMT