JOHOR BAHRU: A Singaporean motorist was forced to pay RM28,000 to settle 116 outstanding traffic summonses against him since 2000 yesterday.
The man, in his 60s, was held during a traffic police operation called Ostwa to nab motorists with outstanding summonses near Muzium Tokoh here.
Deputy director of the Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department Mohd Nadzri Hussain said 3,174 summonses issued to 2,687 Singaporeans and 487 locals were settled.
Besides the museum area, a similar operation has also been carried out at the Gelang Patah rest area since Friday.
He said the total collection from summonses amounted to RM611,000. He expects this to increase to RM750,000 by the time the operation ends tonight.
Nadzri said 247,278 summonses had not been settled by Singaporean motorists since 2000.
He urged Singaporeans to settle their summonses through two kiosks at the Johor Bahru Selatan traffic police station.
These can also be settled at 900 AXS machines in the republic.
Once the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system is enforced, Nadzri warned that all motorists must settle their traffic summonses before they are allowed to return to Singapore.