Transport Minister: Police To Stop Offering Discounts For Traffic Summonses
Transport minister Anthony Loke will speak to the police and local councils about stopping the practice of giving discounts for traffic summonses.
According to Loke, the Road Transport Department under his ministry has already stopped all future plans for discounts. He is hoping that the other authorities will follow suit.
The minister believes that offering discounts on fines and summonses sends the wrong message to road users. Going on to explain that people are more likely to take traffic laws seriously if they are required to pay the penalties in full.
Loke also said that he is aware of the criticism he is facing due to the decision.
“I don’t care if people get angry with me or say that we are cruel. I will be firm in my decision, and have told JPJ not to give any more discounts,” he said.
Some 15,000 enforcement personnel will be on duty during the Chinese New Year period from 29 January until 12 February.