Pay traffic summonses online and get 50% discount

Motorists have been urged to take advantage of the discount offered for online payment of traffic summonses. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Traffic offenders nationwide can pay outstanding summonses online via MyEG or at a 50% discount from Jan 18 to Feb 1.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) director Azisman Alias said this year, the police were promoting e-payments to enable people to settle outstanding summonses.

This is the first time discounts are being offered for online payments.

The police hope the convenience and discount will encourage people to pay their fines as they now can avoid having to go and queue at the station.

The police annually issue millions of summonses for traffic offences and despite the “seasonal discounts”, only about 30% of offenders pay their fines.

Early last year, Transport Minister Loke Siew Fook announced a “zero-tolerance policy” towards traffic violations and ordered the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to stop the practice of offering discounts on traffic summonses. He hoped to educate road users by penalising them.

However, the police are giving offenders a chance to pay summonses at a discount as the main objective, aside from encouraging safety, is to bring in revenue for the government.