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Gerakan: Police must increase enforcement instead of raising fines

KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan deputy president Cheah Soon Hai has urged the traffic police to increase enforcement instead of thinking of increasing the RM300 maximum fine.

He refuted the logic that increasing traffic fines would reduce accidents.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar had last week said police would officially submit the proposal to raise the maximum fine for traffic offenders to the government for consideration.

Meanwhile, Bukit Aman traffic police chief Mahamad Akhir today confirmed that police would stop offering seasonal discounts on the maximum RM300 fine for traffic offences.

“We don’t want Malaysians to play the waiting game, paying their summons only when we offer discounts.

“If the offer comes after two years, then motorists with summonses will not pay for two years. So no more such practice.”

Commenting on this, Cheah said traffic discounts should be applied judiciously as every case had its merits and should be considered on a case-to-case basis.

Police normally give an automatic 50% discount on offences like speeding (not exceeding 40kph of the set limit), not wearing a seat belt or using the emergency lane if it is settled within 15 days of getting the summons.

The maximum fine of RM300 is imposed if the motorist pays after a delay of one month.





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