Traffic Department Commissioner hopes “the public will use the opportunity to settle any outstanding summonses.” The day before and after Christmas, people can visit traffic police headquarters. Such discounts were also offered earlier this year for Chinese New Year celebrations.
Kuala Lumpur (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Police in Kuala Lumpur will give a 50 per cent discount on traffic summonses during the Christmas holidays.
City Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department chief assistant commissioner Zulkefly Yahya yesterday announced a special event in connection with the offer. On Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, people will be able to visit the police headquarters to pay off their fines.
"We are offering a 50 per cent discount for various types of traffic summonses,” Zulkefly said. “We hope that the public will use the opportunity to settle any outstanding summonses.”
Summonses eligible for 50 per cent discounts include those that are non-compoundable and those attached to an ongoing trial, as well as those issued during Ops Selamat and for accidents.
The chief assistant commissioner noted that such discounts were offered during the Chinese New Year earlier this year.
"At that time,” he explained, “1,600 people came forward to settled their summonses. We hope that more people will come forward this time. Offering discounts is one of our ways to encourage people to settle their summonses before they are blacklisted.”