Discount deadline over 17.3 million traffic summonses unpaid
KUALA LUMPUR: Some 17.3 million traffic summonses remain unpaid, despite the 50% discount offered to offenders until Monday.
"So those who have not paid their summonses, they have been blacklisted, effective today," Bukit Aman traffic chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Abdul Aziz Yusof told a media conference here Tuesday.
He said of the 49.4 million summonses issued by the police since 2000, only 65% or 31.9 million had been settled.
A total of 1.5 million summonses were settled by traffic offenders the past week, he said, adding that a total of 5.5 million summonses were paid during the discount period beginning Aug 12 last year until Monday.
Blacklisted traffic offenders would have problems renewing their driving licence and road tax, SAC Abdul Aziz said.
He also said that effective Tuesday, motorists issued with summonses would be blacklisted if they did not pay up in two months. - Bernama
Meanwhile, RASHITHA A. HAMID reports that The Transport Ministry was expected to announced the amount of money collected soon.
SAC Abdul Aziz, who declined to reveal the amount, said more than 60% of the summonses issued were for speeding offences.
On complaints of a breakdown in the payment system on Monday, SAC Abdul Aziz said it was due to the high usage.
He also said traffic offenders should not blame the police for not being able to settle their summonses online and at police stations due to the heavy traffic.
Road users should have been more responsible and paid their summonses early as a long period was given to them, he added.
"The Government gave the public ample time to settle their summonses with a discount, yet they failed to make full use of the opportunity," he added.
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