KUALA LUMPUR: Millions of traffic offenders may soon have the option to pay traffic summonses issued by three agencies at the nearest post offices or one-stop centres.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the Cabinet was mulling over the proposal.
He said the Cabinet was thinking of ways to resolve the backlog of unpaid summonses and how they could ease the payment process.
“We want to encourage traffic offenders to pay up summonses immediately,” he added.
“If the proposal is approved, a one-stop centre or the post office will accept payments for summonses issued by the police, Road Transport Department (JPJ), Kuala Lumpur City Hall or other local authorities.
“Traffic offenders do not need to go to different places to pay up,” said Kong after launching delivery company TNT Express Worldwide’s fifth anniversary and the launch of its Asia Road Network yesterday.
Data obtained from the ministry revealed that the total outstanding traffic summonses issued as of Aug 16 was 1,665,040.
However, only 427,226 (26%) of them were settled.
The number of outstanding summonses issued from the police were 909,015, City Hall 551,701 and JPJ 204,324. The number of summonses settled at the agencies were 331,234; 36,075 and 59,917 respectively, he added.
Kong also said that the Cabinet’s decision to defer the blacklist of traffic offenders until Feb 28 next year had resulted in fewer people coming forward to pay up.
A total of 114,093 summonses issued by the police, JPJ and City Hall were collected from July 31 to Aug 6.
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