27 November 2017
Over half of traffic summonses issued to Singaporeans still outstanding, says Malaysian police
KUALA LUMPUR — A total of 61,057 traffic summonses issued in Malaysia since 2014 have yet to be settled, with over half of them issued to errant Singaporean drivers, said the Malaysian police on Monday (Nov 27).
National police traffic investigation and enforcement department director Sharul Othman Mansur said of the total unsettled summonses, 37,506 were from Singaporean drivers.
He said the top offence committed by foreign motorists in Malaysia is driving beyond the speed limit.
Malaysian police have revealed that 81,708 summonses were issued between 2014 and last weekend. Of which 50,616 were issued to Singapore motorists over various traffic offences.
THE NEW STRAITS TIMES
November 27, 2017
Police: Almost 40,000 unsettled summonses from Singaporean drivers
KUALA LUMPUR: Police today confirmed that 61,057 traffic summonses issued since 2014 have yet to be settled, with 37,506 of them issued to Singaporean drivers.
According to a report from TODAYonline, national police traffic investigation and enforcement department director Sharul Othman Mansur said speeding was the most common offence committed by foreign drivers.
Sharul added that despite the high number of unsettled summonses issued to Singaporean drivers, Singaporeans were nonetheless becoming more likely to pay their traffic summonses, as well as to obey Malaysian traffic laws.
He said: “They are starting to obey traffic rules. They are also quick to pay their outstanding summonses.”
Sharul added that there were various ways to pay traffic fines, including both offline and online methods.
Over the last three years, 81,708 traffic summonses were issued in Malaysia. Almost 62% of these were issued to Singaporean drivers.
BRING ALONG YOUR CREDIT CARD TO PAY YOUR FINES!
What if you won’t pay? Of course, no force is involved! If you don’t pay, you won’t be driving. You’ll be sitting in a Malaysian jail till you pay up.
My advice is to leave your Singapore-registered car behind, take a taxi or bus to JB, and rent a car from Hertz or Avis. That’s cheaper than having to pay 30-50 summonses.
DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU!
OPERATION “GET YOU TO PAY YOUR FINE” HAS BEGUN!
The traffic police will be in three locations, waiting for you!
1. Jalan Tebrau (towards Kota Tinggi).
2. Eastern dispersal link highway (EDL) at Pandan (towards Woodlands).
3.Second Link Bridge at Tanjung Kupang (towards Tuas).
MALAYSIANS DRIVING SINGAPORE-REGISTERED CARS ARE NOT EXCLUDED.
THIS IS OLD NEWS BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT ‘OPERATION TO GET YOU TO PAY YOUR FINE’ IS OVER.
They’ll get you this week-end. Or at Chinese New Year when you have NEW banknotes. Not to worry, they’ll take Singapore dollars, too!
Johor Baru op nets $900k in unpaid fines from Singapore motorists http://str.sg/ZFL
Johor Traffic Police Chief Baharudin Mat Taib told The Straits Times, “We will do this regularly. I would say to all drivers: We are not targeting Singaporeans. We will (conduct these operations) against all errant motorists, including Malaysians.”
While Superintendent Baharudin would not confirm when the next sting operation would be, sources told The Straits Times that it would likely be conducted during the Chinese New Year period, when many Singapore vehicles head to Malaysia.
WHAT IF YOU THINK THE SUMMONSES ARE BOGUS?
Superintendent Baharudin rubbished allegations from motorists that some of these offences were bogus.
“We do not force people to pay their summonses without proof,” he said.
“My advice to Singaporeans is to check whether they have summonses at the traffic police station and to please pay.”
Singapore drivers pay RM2.4 million
Polis kutip hampir RM2.4 juta dlm 6 enam hari drp 15,470 saman warga Singapura yg tertunggak http://www.hmetro.com.my/node/21463
Johor Bahru: Polis Johor mengutip kira-kira RM2.4 juta dalam tempoh enam hari sejak 27 Disember lalu hasil Ops Saman Warga Asing.
“Sebanyak RM1.3 juta dikutip menerusi bayaran tunai, manakala RM1.1 juta lagi dibayar pesalah menerusi kad kredit,” katanya ketika sidang media, di sini, hari ini.
Johor Bahru: Johor police collect about RM2.4 million in the six days since December 27 last results Saman Ops Foreigners.
“A total of RM1.3 million was collected through cash payments, while RM1.1 million was paid offenders through a credit card,” he said during a press conference, here, today.
The Real Singapore
MALAYSIA STOPS SG CARS AT SECOND LINK AND FORCES DRIVERS TO PAY THOUSANDS IN ‘UNPAID FINES’
On New Year’s Eve, we were stopped by Malaysian highway police at the rest area just before second link. Actually all Singapore cars were channelled into the rest area and stopped. No Malaysia registered cars were stopped.
At the first gate, they did a cross checking of your car plate. Those with outstanding traffic offense were forced to stop and they took away your driving license, IC or passport.
You are to line up to obtain your outstanding offense list. We did and I was surprised to find that I have 3, with two of them in 2001 and 2004. I am always careful and I paid my traffic fines promptly. I challenged them and they asked me to go check out at their computer station. I went there and they could not produce. Officer there said 2001 and 2004 was too old. So I asked them to produce the one on Dec 31, 2012. They too could not produce. They simply strong arm and force you to pay.
I lined up to pay. There were 2 long lines. Some have more than 10 items. A guy had 7 or 8 pages and had more than 60 line items. Some poor guys had no money and they were frantic.
Those with copy of registration that indicates their date of purchase can have offense prior to that date being temporarily excused. They need to go to JB police station to have them permanently deleted.
As expected, when you paid your fine, they took away your original offense list. I took picture of the slip earlier and encouraged everyone around me to do likewise.
*Article first appeared on https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeAutomobile/photos/a.520570467956821.12…
Johor police collect RM99,450 in traffic fines from foreigners
Last updated on 28 December 2014 – 03:52pm
JOHOR BARU: Johor police collected RM99,450 in arrears of traffic fines from foreigners in an operation launched early morning yesterday until late last night.
State police chief, Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said more than 300,000 traffic summonses were issued to foreigners in the 2000-2013 period.
“For those having doubts (about receiving any summonses), we have opened a counter for reference, or they can check by phoning in,” he told reporters after attending the state police contingent’s monthly assembly and programme with the community, here, today.
The operation to collect the unpaid fines on traffic summonses was conducted in three locations, Gelang Patah R&R area, Pandan R&R and KM2 Johor Baru-Kota Tinggi road.
Starting yesterday, the operation is on until Jan 2.
The jam is unrelated to police collection of fines for unpaid summonses.
Motorists stuck in jam for hours at Second Link, trying to get back to Singapore
Motorists stuck in jam at Second Link for hours this evening http://ow.ly/Gv2mo
The high volume of holiday-makers using the Second Link to return to Singapore caused a bad traffic build-up this evening (Dec 28).
At 8pm, The New Paper reader Shaharina Ahmad, 41, said she had been stuck on the Second Link for three hours.
“Tuas Second Link is always the smoother and easier border-crossing but in the last three hours, we only moved 15 to 20 metres. I am still at the first checkpoint,” she said.
Operation to nab errant foreign motorists commences in Johor
Last updated on 27 December 2014 – 03:34pm
JOHOR BARU: Traffic police in the state commenced operations to nab foreign registered vehicles with unpaid summonses today.
Supt Roslan Ali told the media that foreign registered vehicles had accrued traffic summonses for speeding, illegal parking , running red lights and various other offences under the Road Transport Act 1987.
He said 200 traffic police personnel will take part in the special operation in three locations: Jalan Tebrau (towards Kota tinggi), Eastern dispersal link highway (EDL) at Pandan (towards Woodlands), Second Link Bridge at Tanjung Kupang (towards Tuas).
MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT TO SINGAPOREANS: WE WANT YOUR MONEY, THAT IS, THE MONEY YOU OWE US!
WE’LL GET IT ANY WAY WE CAN!
RSD’s Mr Tam said that road transport authorities have been working on an electronic mechanism to blacklist and suspend foreign drivers if they fail to pay their fines – which cost between RM150 and RM300 for speeding and parking offences.
The new electronic system aims to rein in drivers from the Republic who flout rules with no fear of punishment, Road Safety Department (RSD) chief Tam Weng Wah told The Straits Times on Tuesday. — PHOTO: ST FILE
The Malaysian authorities have been working on a system to blacklist repeat traffic offenders from Singapore and block them from driving into Malaysia, an official here said, following a car crash that killed Hong Leong scion Kwek Kon Chun on Sunday.
While the cause of the crash is still unknown, it has sparked an outcry against Singaporean drivers, who are accused of speeding recklessly on Malaysian roads.
The new electronic system aims to rein in drivers from the Republic who flout rules with no fear of punishment, Road Safety Department (RSD) chief Tam Weng Wah told The Straits Times on Tuesday.
Police are also looking to install Automated Number Plate Recognition equipment that will help track foreign vehicles.
MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT TO SINGAPOREANS: WE WANT YOUR MONEY, THAT IS, THE MONEY YOU OWE US! We’ll get you with our tracking system once we have installed it.
Never mind if the new system costs RM30 million (S$11.6m).
FINE IDEA? Malaysia to have online payment system – to track foreigners’ unpaid summonses http://cna.asia/1GOW6zr
To solve the problem on unpaid summonses among foreign traffic offenders, Malaysia will allocate RM30 million (S$11.6m) to develop an online payment system known as Traffic Cops.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Home Ministry will allocate RM30 million (S$11.6 million) for its enforcement agency to develop an online payment system known as Traffic Cops.
Its secretary-general Mohamad Khalid Shariff said the system was among the methods to be implemented by the ministry to solve the problem on unpaid summonses among foreign traffic offenders. He said under the provision, the enforcement agency involved would also be equipped with plate number scanners or automated number plate recognition (ANPR) at all entry points to Malaysia.
“Through this system, we hope we can solve the issue of paying summonses involving foreign nationals, specifically Singaporeans, because at every entry point to Malaysia, foreign vehicles would be scanned by ANPR to check for their traffic offences.
“This means, they must settle their summonses before leaving the country,” he said during a ‘Session with the Media: Series 3 of the Auditor-General’s Report 2013′, in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (Nov 12).
Monday November 10, 2014 MYT 8:32:58 PM
A-G’s Report: Singapore tops list of foreign vehicles with unsettled summonses
KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore-registered vehicles top the list of foreign vehicles that have unsettled summonses, as revealed by the third series of the Auditor-General’s Report 2013.
The report said 16.3 million summonses were issued by traffic police from 2011 to 2013, with 121,664 issued to foreigners.
“Singaporeans top the total number of summonses with 84,604, followed by Brunei with 25,803,” the report said, adding that only 12,713 summonses had been settled, with RM7.63mil left unpaid.