JOHOR BARU: Five luxury sports cars have been seized by the police after videos of the vehicles speeding and overtaking other vehicles on the Senai Desaru Expressway (SDE) went viral.
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said following the incident on Saturday, police called up the drivers of the supercars to have their statements recorded.
“All five male drivers, aged 45 years and above, went to the Kota Tinggi district police headquarters to have their statements recorded on the same day.
“We also seized the five supercars as the vehicles were found to be in violation of the law.
“We will complete the investigations as soon as possible for the necessary action to be taken,” he told reporters when asked to comment on the matter yesterday.
He added that the drivers of the supercars came from all over Malaysia.
“We welcome those who want to visit Johor, but they should be disciplined and follow the law while they are here.
“As road users, safety must be their priority, and do bear in mind that there are always people watching and ready to record any wrongdoing, which will then be shared on social media,” he said.
On Saturday, Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Hussin Zamora said a police report was received at around 10am that day regarding a fleet of supercars seen overtaking other vehicles dangerously on the SDE.
The vehicles were reportedly heading towards Bandar Penawar from Senai in Kota Tinggi and were seen speeding on the single-track road.
Video clips of the incident also made their rounds on social media.
Following that, police identified the drivers and called them up to aid in investigations under the Road Transport Act for reckless driving.