Parents of juvenile traffic offenders to face music

Legal action can be taken on parents of students who commit traffic offences on their way to school, said City Police? Chief Zulkifli Abdullah.

He said among the offences was not possessing a licence, not using a helmet and expired road tax.

“This is among our efforts to reduce the crime rate involving school students as well as to form more disciplined individuals,” he told reporters after a discussion with Kuala Lumpur Education Department director Mohd Adenan?Deraman recently.

He said action would be taken according to the offence and it would be implemented during a period to be agreed upon this month.

He said the move was a joint cooperation among various quarters aimed at building students who were free from traffic offences, street crimes and school bullies.

Zulkifli said to help students develop their character and discipline, the police would adopt 10 of the 199 schools in the city as its foster schools.

He said they included high performance schools and problematic schools, whereby police officers or liaison officers appointed by both parties would clarify legal matters.

Of the 250,000 students in Kuala Lumpur, 134 were detained last year compared to 171 in 2009 involving 80 cases last year compared to 95 cases in?2009.

“However, the situation is not worrying and our actions are targeted to educate them to abide regulations in school and public places,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mohd Adenan said they hoped to continue and step up their efforts from time to time on ways to improve student discipline.

– Bernama