KUALA LUMPUR: The Government is mulling the possibility of offering discounts to traffic offenders with huge outstanding fines.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said although summonses were issued to discipline traffic offenders, the Government had no intention to burden anyone.
“We are looking into that possibility, provided that everyone has learnt a lesson and not take this matter for granted.
“There will be a high-level meeting to be chaired by Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Sidek Hassan which will decide on this,” he told reporters after attending a working group meeting between Malaysia and Australia on counter-terrorism here yesterday.
The police had warned that motorists who ignored the more than 10 million saman ekor (traffic offences caught on camera) it had issued since 2000 risked being hauled to the station.
Saman ekor is summons notice 170A which is issued for offences caught on camera, including speeding, parking tickets or summonses where police could not stop the offenders.
Hishammuddin said motorists would not be affected by police action if they chose to settle their summonses immediately.
“The principle of the system is that when we have been issued with a summons, settle it,” he said.
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