A total of 8.6 million outstanding traffic summonses were settled during the “discount” period that was introduced from December 9th in conjunction with the “100-Hari Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia” (AKM) programme.
Originally planned to be only valid for four days, long queues formed at both the venue as well as at every state police headquarters nationwide, leaving the PRDM no choice but to extend the deadline of the “discount” to the end of December.
In an interview with Bernama, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah said the offer received a very positive response from the public, considering that 12.2 million summonses were settled throughout 2021.
Tan Sri Acryl Sani responded with a strong ‘no’ when asked by Bernama if there will be another extension to the “discount” deadline. He said payment counters nationwide saw a reduction in crowds in the final days of December, thus indicating the majority of the offenders have paid up. Payments were also allowed through the online portal as well as via Maybank ATMs.
JPJ (Road Transport Department) also joined in with a similar “promotion” of up to 80% discount for all outstanding summonses for compoundable offences during the same period. These of course exclude cases that have already been referred to the courts (including those already with arrest warrants, or are currently undergoing trial).