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Police haul RM42m in summonses in five days


More than RM42 million in traffic summonses were collected through online payments with a 50 per cent discount within five days starting from Jan 18.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director Azisman Alias said 402,714 summonses, with the highest number being driving exceeding the speed limit at 64.8 per cent, were settled by offenders during the campaign.

”The implementation of the 50 per cent discount e-payment scheme received encouraging response not only from locals but also foreigners seeking to pay up their traffic summonses," he said at a press conference in Bukit Aman today.

"Based on statistics, 1,712 traffic summonses were paid up by Singaporeans." 

On the first day of the campaign alone, he said 77,252 summonses were settled involving payment of RM8 million.

However, he said more than 57 million outstanding summonses by traffic offenders involving various offences from 2009 to last year had yet to be paid.

He said that if the summonses were settled by the traffic offenders, it would be helpful to the government, as the amount was estimated at RM1 billion.

Meanwhile, in the six days of the "Op Selamat 16/2020", in conjunction with the Chinese New Year, which was launched on Saturday, Azisman said 10,323 accidents involving 15,888 vehicles were recorded.

He said it also involved 82 fatal accidents resulting in 86 deaths.

Op Selamat 16/2020, which was launched on Jan 18, in conjunction with Chinese New Year, ends on Feb 1. — Bernama

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