Almost 160,000 traffic summonses issued during Respect Traffic Laws campaign, says KL top cop

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 158,283 summonses were issued for traffic offences during the month-long Respect Traffic Laws campaign here.

City police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said, of the total, 902 summonses were issued by friendly agencies including the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and the Environment Department.

"The highest number of summonses issued were for traffic obstruction offences (128,871) summonses, followed by pedestrian obstructions (4,979).

"We also issued 4,732 summonses to locals for those detected operating vehicles without having a driver's license while 339 foreigners were also issued summonses for the same offence," he told reporters on Monday (July 31).

He said 200 vehicles were also confiscated during the operations.

"1,405 summonses were issued for the offence of not obeying traffic lights.

"We have observed that the operation has helped reduce the number of accidents and fatalities.

"Jalan Tengku Abdul Rahman has zero accidents," he said, adding that the reaction from the community was mixed.

He said some praised the efforts while others were angry.

"As a result of this operation motorists in the city have become more vigilant when on the road and have a feeling of fear of breaking traffic laws.

"There was a viral case involving an influencer recently, and I can only stress that we carry out our duties as prescribed (by law)," he said.

Commenting further on the issue, Mohd Shuhaily said individuals who were not satisfied with being issued summonses could go to court to dispute it.

"We are only enforcers of the law and all final decisions can only be decided by the judge.

"If you don't agree it can be appealed in court," he said

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