Transport ministry proposes to reduce traffic summons rate from RM300 to RM150

KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 — The Ministry of Transport is proposing to reduce the rate of traffic summons from RM300 to RM150 for certain traffic offences, said its Deputy Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi.

He said, however the proposal must be approved by the Cabinet and amendments to the Road Transport Act 1987 must be made before implementing it.

“It is still a proposal between the ministry and the government for certain offences with a certain time period given, for instance RM150 must be paid within six months, if they fail to do so, the amount would be increased, you delay, you pay more,” he told reporters at Parliament lobby here today.

Ab Aziz said the proposal was also to coordinate the inter-agency summonses for similar offences.

“We do not want for one offence, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) issues a different summons, the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) issues a different summons, therefore with this proposal, we want the rates to be coordinated,” he said.

Earlier, during the question-and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat here, Ab Aziz said the ministry proposed to the government to re-implement the Automated Enforcement System (AES) which was postponed previously.

“For now, about two million summonses have yet to be settled by traffic offenders following the suspension of AES since 2012,” he said when replying to a suplementary question by Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali (BN-Bagan Serai) on the implementation of the AES system. — Bernama