IPOH: Traffic offenders should take the opportunity to settle their summonses at half price before the end of this month or prepare to face court action.
Mayor Datuk Roshidi Hashim said the Ipoh City Council (MBI) had extended the period for settling the summonses at 50 per cent discount to Aug 31.
He said those with outstanding summonses beyond the date would be hauled to court.
"As of last month, we have collected RM1.1 million comprising some 30 per cent of traffic summonses issued till now.
"We are hoping the rest will come forward to pay their fines," he said after chairing the monthly meeting here recently.
Roshidi said the council issued an average of RM6 million in traffic compounds yearly.
The council usually collects between RM100,000 and RM120,000 monthly in paid traffic fines.
He revealed that after announcing the 50 per cent discount, more people came forward to settle their fines.
"Some RM420,000 was collected in June and RM135,000 last month.
"The overwhelming response dwindled after the first month and we fear it is due to the public being unaware about the extended date," he said. By Ista Kyra