MPAJ traffic wardens reporting for duty next month

The traffic wardens are recognisable from their blue uniforms and MPAJ emblem.

Traffic wardens will clock in for work in Ampang Jaya, Selangor from February in an effort to improve traffic management and reduce violations.

Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) president Dr Ani Ahmad said the appointments empowered by Section 3A of the Road Transport Act 1987 would enable the wardens to exercise powers including issuing summonses for traffic offences.

“MPAJ has appointed 175 officers, assistant officers and enforcement assistants.

“While on duty, they will be in blue uniforms with the MPAJ emblem,” she announced during the council’s first full board meeting for 2024 at Menara MPAJ.

She added that under the Act, traffic wardens were authorised to remove broken down and abandoned vehicles causing obstruction, issue summonses to motorists disregarding traffic rules among other offences.

She said they would clamp or tow away vehicles causing obstruction.

MPAJ’s traffic wardens are to help with traffic management and check on violations committed by motorists.MPAJ’s traffic wardens are to help with traffic management and check on violations committed by motorists.

“This is to ensure that there are no traffic obstructions inconveniencing the public.

“I hope motorists will be more conscious of traffic and parking regulations as enforcement will be carried out,” added Ani.

MPAJ’s Enforcement Department would also start issuing compounds to motorists who fail to pay for parking on Saturdays unless it is a public holiday.

Ani said enforcement action would be carried out in stages at council-owned parking bays across the municipality from February.

“Enforcement of parking on weekdays will be carried out as usual.”

Currently, motorists are required to pay for parking at council bays from 8am to 6.30pm (Monday to Friday) and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.

Separately, Ani said MPAJ collected RM596,000 from rental of parking bays from Jan 1 to 23.

This includes rental of special bays (RM263,000), monthly rental (RM18,000), monthly rental for residents (RM27,000) and for online collection (RM288,000).

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