KUALA LUMUR: One driver in the city may go down in the history of the Kuala Lum-pur City Hall for accumulating the most number of unpaid compounds — 442 summonses worth RM109,000, between 2012 and 2018.
However, City Hall records show that the driver is not the only one with hundreds of summonses, as many errant traffic offenders have ignored summonses.
But their driving days may be numbered as City Hall’s recent collaboration with the Road Transport Department (RTD) may see them being blacklisted from renewing their road taxes, even if they have one unpaid ticket. The blacklisting process will be done within 45 days after the issuance of a compound notice.
City Hall Corporate Planning Department director Khairul Az-mir Ahmad said previously, traffic offenders would dismiss City Hall summonses issued against them and repeat the same offence, thinking that they could escape from paying.
City Hall has issued 4.25 million summonses amounting to RM924 million that have yet to be settled.
Khairul said besides private car owners, City Hall records showed that government-registered vehicles were among those with huge outstanding summonses.
One government vehicle amassed 19,853 notices since 2007. Of the total, only 2,852 summonses had been settled.
He said those with outstanding summonses should make use of the discount period offered by City Hall.
City Hall will submit details of those who fail to settle their summonses to RTD for blacklisting at the end of the amnesty on Sept 30.
It is offering a special compound rate of as low as RM20 for metered parking and traffic offences.
“This is to give the public a chance to settle their compound notices received before Sept 1 to avoid being blacklisted by the RTD.”
The special compound rate of RM20 is given to motorcyclists; RM30 for cars, multi-purpose vehicles, vans, small lorries, pick-up trucks, four-wheel drives and sports utility vehicles; and RM50 for heavy vehicles, like large lorries, buses, cranes, tractors and trailers.
It, however, does not include offences already blacklisted (W status) and court cases — legal actions (U), mentions (M) and arrest warrants (W).
Khairul said the public could pay their summonses either at City Hall payment counters and kiosks, post offices or by using its Mobis application, available for both iPhone and Android phone users.
City Hall also offers a flat-rate discount of RM15 to traffic offenders who settle their summonses issued after Sept 1 within a 48-hour period.