KUALA LUMPUR: Police have given more than enough time to the 1.07 million traffic offenders who have been blacklisted for various traffic offences.
Federal Traffic Police chief Senior Asst Comm II Datuk Abdul Aziz Yusof said police had given these errant traffic offenders, who were caught on camera or during “saman ekor” operations, several years to come forward and settle their summonses.
He also said that the police and Road Transport Department (JPJ) had the power to blacklist these people.
“Some of these summonses date back to year 2000, so to say that the police didn’t give them enough time to settle is unfair.
“Motorists should not complain when we had initially given them three months to sort them out,” said SAC Abdul Aziz.
It was reported yesterday that a total of 1.07 million traffic offenders had been blacklisted for not answering the summons notices.
SAC Abdul Aziz said that since April this year police had decided to blacklist the errant motorists for ignoring the traffic notices.
“A summons notice is to inform a vehicle owner that the vehicle has been caught on camera committing traffic offences.
“If vehicle owners claim that they were not driving the vehicle, then they must show proof that they were not in their cars or other vehicles at the time, location and date stated in the notices,” he said.
In Putrajaya, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the police were merely doing their job when they issued summonses to road users who violated traffic rules, reports Bernama.
The Prime Minister said it was an offence to break traffic regulations.
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