Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Zailani Hashim said that the department has collected RM3.147 million in summonses from 13 April to 1 May
This is following the 70% discount on traffic summonses that was announced by JPJ in conjunction with its 75th Platinum Jubilee Celebration, reported Bernama.
Zailani mentioned during a media programme yesterday, 4 May, that the collection covered 45,317 summonses issued around the country.
"From the total funds collected, the biggest total collected was RM548,910 or 7,871 summonses from Selangor, followed by Johor with RM343,605 which involve 4,911 summonses, and Pahang (RM311,874 with 4,413 summonses)," he told Berita Harian.
The announcement for the discount — which is valid from 13 April to 11 June — was made by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong on 12 April.
"Take this opportunity to settle the summons because this offer will only last until 11 June and we will not extend the discount period," said Zailani
Zailani was quoted saying by Bernama that the 70% discount was offered on all summonses issued for offences under the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333), the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board Act (Act 334), and the Land Public Transport Act (Act 715). This also includes cases that are still blacklisted.
The Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) covers the regulation of matters involving motor vehicles and traffic on roads. Meanwhile, the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board Act (Act 334) provides for the licensing and regulating of commercial vehicles in Sabah, Sarawak, and the Federal Territory of Labuan.
The Land Public Transport Act (Act 715) covers issues involving public transport.
At the same event, Zailani also handed over the motor vehicle licences or road tax (LKM) payment exemption document to non-governmental organisation (NGO) Sukarelawan Amal Team
NGOs can apply to for an LKM exemption on their vehicles which are used for welfare and religious purposes.
The exemptions cover three categories:
- 100% exemption for hearses
- 70% exemption for vehicles owned by associations, orphanages, or nursing homes
- 50% exemption for vehicles — other than hearses — that are owned by religious institutions and associations
Find out more here.
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