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Members of the public taking the opportunity to pay off their traffic summonses which have been given a 50 per cent discount, during the Road March 2022 programme in conjunction with the 215th Police Day celebrations at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, on July 30, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

50 pct discount on traffic summonses receives overwhelming response

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — As expected, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) traffic summonses payment counters which offer a 50 per cent discount have always received an overwhelming response from the public.

Today, at the Road March 2022 programme, in conjunction with the 215th Police Day celebration at Dataran Merdeka in the capital, people started lining up as early as 7am, even though the counters only opened at 9am.

Abu Kassim Karim, in his 40s, said that he chose to pay the summons at the Dataran Merdeka despite having to join a long queue, as he could make a saving by doing so.

“I queued as early as 7am, but it does not matter because I can save a lot, especially in the current economic situation. It is worth it,” he said when interviewed by Bernama here today.

A student, Asyraf Mustafa, 18, said the discount given can indeed ease the burden of all parties and he is very grateful for the reduction.

“Giving this discount has actually given space to road users to settle their respective summons, which may have been overdue for a long time,” he said.

Earlier, PDRM, in a post on its official Facebook and Twitter accounts, announced that a 50 per cent discount for selected traffic offences will be given to members of the public who make payment at the celebration.

However, offences involving accidents, summons with arrest warrant status, cutting on double lines, beating the red light, overtaking dangerously and using the emergency lane were not among the discounted list.

In addition, it also does not involve offences in the non-compoundable (NC) category, with trial status, as well as offences related to heavy vehicles and vehicle exhaust modifications.

— Bernama

 

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