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As part of an operation that begun last year to clamp down on the usage of non-regulation number plates, it has now been reported that a total of RM810,300 has been collected in fines. From November 2014 to January 2015, the operation has seen 12,161 traffic summonses being issued out, as Bernama understands.

“Guidelines and specifications on vehicle registration plates are clearly spelt out under road transport regulations,” said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai in a written reply to Member of Malaysian Parliament for Seputeh, Teresa Kok, in the Dewan Rakyat.

The nationwide operation was initially executed in the last quarter of 2014, with a total of 5,515 summonses being issued out in the first week of operation in November. Following a one-month period, the operation was reviewed by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to determine whether or not to halt the operation.

During the ‘educatory’ phase of execution in October 2014, motorists who did not comply with the guidelines were not issued a summons. However, the second phase, conducted in November, saw potential lawbreakers being slapped with a fine of up to RM300.

Elsewhere, the operation also covered the illegal employment of high-intensity discharge (HID) and strobe lights by errant motorists.