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No-discount policy for RTD compounds stays

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The no-discount policy for any compound notice issued by the Road Transport Department for traffic offences will stay, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said today.

Loke said his ministry is aiming for a reduction in the rate of road accidents, and did not want motorists who were issued summonses to have the attitude of waiting for discount offers before paying up.

“We do not want motorists to take the summonses lightly,” he told reporters after launching the Ops Bersepadu dan Kempen Keselamatan Jalan Raya 2019 in conjunction with Chinese New Year at the Dengkil R&R in Sepang today.

Regardless of whether it would cause dissatisfaction among road users, Loke said: “If you want to be angry with the transport minister, then be angry. 

"My job is to reduce the number of road accidents. That is my KPI (key performance indicator).”

Loke said he planned to talk to the Home Ministry and local authorities not to reduce their summonses as well.

Among the traffic offences often committed by motorists were beating traffic lights, overtaking at double lines, using handphones while driving, cutting queues, not wearing seatbelts, driving continuously in the right lane and driving in the emergency lane.

On the road safety campaign which begins today until Feb 12, Loke said it involved 10,000 enforcement officers and staff, including the police, the RTD and the Road Safety Department.

The campaign, themed "Drive Safely, Arrive Safely", comprises four major programmes, namely education, enforcement, prevention with monitoring and assessment.

- Bernama

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