Traffic summation payout counters are a big hit

MELAKA: The Royal Malaysian Police fine payment counters continue to be a big hit among visitors to the Melaka Malaysian Family Aspirations Tour.

People started queuing at ticket offices for discounts of up to 50% as early as 8.30am yesterday.

A surveyed visitor, Kama-rudin Mdson, 62, said he had accumulated tickets worth RM5,000 since 2016. But he only paid RM2,580 because he managed to get a 50% reduction.

“I came specifically to the tour to pay for my summons. It’s not that I didn’t want to pay before, but I couldn’t afford to pay in full at that time.

“So when I found out about the availability of discounts of up to 50% here, I wanted to settle my existing summons,” he told Bernama.

He said discount offers should be made more often to reduce the burden on people, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as they need money to recover from its impact.

“It’s good to have programs like these to help ease people’s burdens, but not to encourage them to do bad things.”

Another visitor to the tour, Zulkarnain Harun, 49, only had to cough up RM380 out of the RM750 owed by him. His summonses were related to speeding.

“I think this kind of discount offer should be done regularly, maybe every two or three months, so that the culture of collecting summons is not prevalent among people.

“Sometimes it’s because there are so many call-ups that it’s hard to deal with,” he said.

Police have opened traffic fine payment counters from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the three-day Melaka Malaysian Family Aspi-rations Tour, which ends today.

Individuals who wish to pay their fines can do so by first going to the counters provided before paying in cash.

All summonses are eligible for discounts with the exception of those related to accidents, crossing red lights, using emergency lanes without justification, dangerous overtaking and overtaking on dual carriageways.

Subpoenas already in court, those that are not aggravating, and subpoenas involving trucks and exhaust modifications are also not eligible.


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Elaine R. Knight