KUALA LUMPUR: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is to focus on seven types of traffic offence in its effort to reduce fatal road accidents, JPJ director of enforcement Salim Parlan said today.
He listed the offences as driving beyond the speed limit, beating the traffic lights, driving on the emergency lane, queue-jumping, using the mobile phone without the hands-free gadget, overtaking on the double line and tail-gating.
"The JPJ will focus on these seven offences to reduce the number of fatal accidents," he told reporters at the Jalan Duta toll plaza here after an Ops Ambang Tahun Baru operation to nab errant road users which ended early today.
Salim said that last year, 4,452 summonses were issued for beating the traffic lights, 635 for driving on the emergency lane, 6,153 for overtaking on the double line and 4,325 for using a mobile phone without the hands-free gadget.
A fine of RM300 was imposed on each of these offenders and a relaxation on the period of payment was given, he said.
He said an offender was only required to pay 70 per cent of the fine if the payment was settled within 15 days of the summons being issued, and 85 per cent if it was settled between the 16th and 30th day.
"After the (30-day) period, the offender is required to settle the fine in full. This is not a discount but, in this way, the people are encouraged to settle their summonses," he said.
Salim said that in the overnight operation, for two hours from 10.30pm yesterday, at 25 locations nationwide, the JPJ issued 952 summonses and legally confiscated 80 vehicles for various offences.
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