Traffic light peddlars (and buyers) beware

Written by: Bernie Yeo | 17 Mar 2021 10:13
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Written by:
17 Mar 2021 10:13

Pickled mango vendors – more commonly known as ‘jeruk mangga traffic light’ (traffic lights pickled mango) – selling their products at traffic lights have always been a common sight in Malaysia.

With a placard hanging from their necks to promote their offerings, they tote small tubs of pickled mangoes, among many other things, to sell to motorists along the roads, lingering especially a traffic light junctions.

However, the Johor Chief Police, Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay warned during a recent press conference that road users who buy from those vendors will also be liable and face a maximum of RM2,000 fine.

He added that buying and selling on roads is a dangerous activity as it endangers not only the seller but also other road users. Through the Ops Kesedaran, the Johor police has identified 52 locations were these vendors frequent.

The Johor police chief has advised these vendors to look for another method that is safer and law-abiding to sell their products.

“Please find a way or another location that is more suitable for you to go on with your business so that it is safe.”

On January 8, 2021 in Taiping, four mango pickle sellers between the ages of 18 to 22 received summons ranging from RM150 to RM2,000. Rule 10A(1) LN 166/59 of the Road Traffic Rules states that it is an offence to sell things to motorists on the road or at an intersection.

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