Penang launches traffic warden unit to check road offences

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 16 Jan 2020

GEORGE TOWN: Traffic wardens have been introduced on the island in hopes of reducing traffic congestion as well as road violations.

"The council has appointed 70 traffic wardens who have the authority to issue summonses between RM40 and RM300 for 44 offences under the Road Transport Act 1987," said Penang Island City Council (MBPP) Mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang.

He said MBPP wanted to address the number of traffic and road offences committed on the island.

He said there was a rise in such cases in 2019.

“Traffic problems in the city are a main concern for many. We cannot avoid traffic congestion especially during festive seasons and school holidays, ” he said in his speech at the launch of the unit at City Hall here on Thursday (Jan 16).

According to Yew, in 2018, MBPP issued a total of 195,670 compounds for various traffic offences, and 4,020 cars were towed while 22,346 cars were clamped.

"Last year, the total compounds issued increased to 299,322, with 4,175 cars towed and another 22,338 cars clamped.

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