PUTRAJAYA, July 31 (Bernama) -- The Special Commission to Study the Transformation of the Civil Service proposed that traffic offenders pay summonses on the spot.
Its chairman, Tun Zaki Azmi said traffic offenders who failed to pay the summonses would have their vehicles seized, clamped and towed.
"Millions of unpaid summonses are being put aside and this shows disrespect for the law. We have to force traffic offenders to respect the law," he said after chairing the special commission's meeting with road transport enforcement agencies at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) here today.
The meeting was attended by representatives of Ministry of Transport, Land Public Transportation Commission, Road Transport Department, Police, Shah Alam City Council, Kuantan Municipal Council and Kuching Municipal Council.
The summonses owed include RM5 million to Kuala Lumpur City Hall, RM5 million to Kuching Municipal Council, RM2.5 million to Petaling Jaya City Council and RM600,000 to Kuantan Municipal Council.
Zaki said that the amount owed did not include summonses issued by police. It should apply to all enforcement agencies for traffic offences like speeding, ignoring traffic lights and crossing the double line.
It was implemented in many countries including United Kingdom and Singapore. The question of burden to road users did not arise as it was only for traffic offenders and payment could be made via credit cards.
He said the proposal would be forwarded to the government and hopes to increase awareness among road users during the festive season.
Meanwhile, Cuepacs president Datuk Omar Osman fully supports the proposal and urged civil servants to pay their summonses to show respect for the law.
He said implementation of the proposal would increase awareness among road users and prevent them from repeating similar offences.