JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Johor traffic police has said it has managed to collect about RM5.6 million (S$1.8 million) from Singaporean motorists for outstanding traffic summonses from 2008 until April this year.
Johor traffic investigation and enforcement chief Supt Dzulkairi Mukhtar said in an interview the revenue was collected from 41,998 summonses settled by them in the past nine years. "So far, there are 140,321 unpaid summonses owed by Singaporean motorists and we are going after them to settle their fines," he said.
Supt Dzulkairi said most of the summonses were for speeding and illegal parking.
Calculated at the maximum RM300 fine for each offence, the 140,321 outstanding summonses by Singaporean motorists in Johor amounted to RM42.09 million (S$13.6 million).
He said state traffic police would continue to hold operations regularly to make Singaporean motorists with outstanding summonses pay up.
"Those motorists who are located will be made to pay their fines on the spot. Our men will also be equipped with wireless credit card readers in order to facilitate electronic payments," added Supt Dzulkairi.
He said there was no more excuse for Singaporeans not to settle their summonses as they could pay their fines at any traffic police counter in Malaysia.
"For instance, if they committed their offences in Selangor, they can pay their fines in Johor; no more excuse of not being able to go to Selangor to settle fines there," said Supt Dzulkairi.
He said they could also check their outstanding summonses at the nearest traffic counter in the country.
He said that if they do not pay their fines, they will be arrested on their way back and ordered to pay.