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by zuhrin azam ahmad
PUTRAJAYA: Traffic offenders caught under the Automated Enforcement System (AES) from Sept 18 onwards are eligible for fines as low as RM150 — provided they pay up within 14 days.
“The 14-day period includes weekends and public holidays,” said Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Ismail Ahmad. The move took effect as of yesterday.
“The rate for the next 14 days, after the first, is RM200. And, those settling the summonses after one month will have to pay the maximum fine of RM300,” Ismail told newsmen here yesterday.
“It is on the principle of — the more you delay, the more you pay.”
Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein announced on Sept 18 that all new summonses issued under the AES would carry a fine of RM150, and would increase gradually to the maximum RM300 as offenders delayed settling the summonses.
Since then, payment for the summonses was put on hold to enable the JPJ to set up a system to accept the discounted rates.
Ismail said the discounted rates, however, were not applicable to those caught speeding more than 40kph above the posted speed limit.
“If the speed limit is 70kph, and you were caught doing 111kph, the fine is a flat rate of RM300.
“Those caught speeding between one and 41kph more than the speed limit, and those jumping red lights, still enjoy discounted rates,” he added.
On summonses issued before Sept 18, Ismail said the Government had yet to decide on how to deal with it.
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