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RTD: Motorists can pay fines in instalments

PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:14 am
by admin
PETALING JAYA: Motorists can pay their traffic summonses one at a time, instead of settling them all at once, during the grace period.

Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan had earlier said motorists would have to settle all their summonses to have their names taken off the blacklist.

With the blacklist temporarily lifted, Solah said traffic offenders could gradually pay their fines without chalking up demerit points – as long as they do it before Feb 28.

“It is a very good offer. If you pay before the deadline, you will not get demerit points. On March 1, if you have outstanding summonses, you will be immediately blacklisted,” he said in a phone interview.

On Aug 11, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha announced that motorists had been given a grace period to renew their licence and road tax.

Kong said more than 650,000 traffic offenders had been blacklisted.

Under the Kejara system, drivers who chalk up more than 15 demerit points would have their driving licences suspended.

“If you have seven summonses, and you manage to pay five by Feb 28, you will get demerit points for the two summonses you failed to settle.

“For example, if the two summonses are for speeding, which is eight points each, then you would have 16 points and your driving licence might be suspended,” said Solah.

He added that traffic offenders should take the opportunity to settle their summonses before the grace period ends.

To make it simpler to pay summonses issued by the police, JPJ or local authorities, the Transport Ministry is considering setting up one-stop payment centres.

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