2.3 million outstanding traffic summonses in Johor, say cops

JOHOR BARU: A total of 2.3 million outstanding summonses with an estimated value of RM340mil were recorded by the Johor police from 2014 to date.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said of the total, 109,758 summonses involved Singaporean drivers.

"So far, only 600,000 summonses have been settled. Among the highest traffic offences recorded were driving over the speed limit and ignoring traffic lights,” he told a press conference after flagging off the Johor Police Ramah Mesra Programme convoy with Brother Motor at the Johor police headquarters here on Friday (Sept 30).

Therefore, he urged all traffic offenders to take advantage of the 50 per cent discount offers at traffic police stations in all district police headquarters in the state from 8.30am to 5pm, starting Friday until Sunday (Oct 2).

Meanwhile, he said the lorry driver who threw rubbish into Sungai Wak Rabun Batu 33 in Pontian, whose action was caught in a viral video, was detained at 7pm on Thursday (Sept 29) to assist in the investigation.

"His urine test came back negative but checks found that he has previous drugs and criminal records,” he said.

Kamarul Zaman added that the 52-year-old man was issued compound under Rule 52 LN 166/59 while his lorry was sent to Puspakom for inspection.

On the three-day convoy programme with Brother Motor, he said it involves a distance of 734km and aims to greet motorcyclists and advice them to ride safely and obey traffic rules.- Bernama

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