Pay Traffic Summonses Issued After May 1 or Face Court Action Early 2018

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Errant traffic offenders with unpaid Automatic Awareness System (Awas) summonses received after May 2017 will be hauled to court at the turn of the year.

Motorists with unpaid summonses under the Automated Awareness Safety (Awas) System will face court action beginning early 2018, the Dewan Rakyat was told on Tuesday.

Deputy Transport Minister Ab Aziz Kaprawi said action would be taken against those with outstanding summonses issued after May 1 this year, replying to a question from Mahfuz Omar (PAS-Pokok Sena) on the implementation date of AES offenders to be hauled to court.

“The ministry has decided to start prosecuting Awas cases from 2018. The Road Transport Department is, therefore, preparing to summon all (errant) traffic offenders under the demerit system to court.

“Currently, the compound is RM150 but once the case is brought to court, the minimum fine will increase to RM300,” Ab Aziz said.

However, Ab Aziz said the government was still suspending its action against those issued with Automated Enforcement System (AES) summonses from 2012 to April this year as the matter is being reviewed by the Auditor-General’s Chambers.

“Currently there are about 2.7 million AES summonses, this is a lot and that’s why the Attorney General is still reviewing it,” he said.