Court action soon for unpaid AES summonses

TANAH MERAH, 4 Sept 2017: 

The Road Transport Department (RTD) is confident of solving the problem of errant traffic offenders’ refusal to pay their summonses imposed through the Automated Enforcement System (AES) by taking court action.

RTD director-general Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron said the decision was made as many traffic offenders had taken so lightly the summonses issued on them since the AES was implemented on April 15.

“We will proceed with taking court action despite all the disputes from various quarters because we know that there are traffic offenders who refuse to pay the compound of RM150 for the offence they committed.”

Nadzri said with the decision, traffic offenders who failed to settle the summonses within three months from the date of issuance would be charged in court and face a fine of up to RM2,000.

“Right now, we are in the midst of tracking down the offenders,” he said, adding that the two types of summonses issued by the AES were for speeding and running a red light.

Meanwhile in Penang, a woman was detained for verbally abusing a policeman who issued her a summons at the road going into the Penang International Airport area in Bayan Lepas on Saturday night for a traffic offence.

In the incident at about 10pm, the 33-year-old woman was detained for using her handphone while driving her car.

Southwest District Police Chief Supt A. Anbalagan said the policeman stopped her car and informed her she had committed an offence.

“When she was handed the summons, she verbally abused the policeman.

“He advised her several times not to so as he was only performing his duty but she persisted on abusing him.”

Anbalagan said the policeman had to detain her to help in the investigations for obstructing police duty.

– Bernama

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