Cop shop

As Ops Warta kicks off today, the police have said that there will be no compromise with stubborn traffic offenders who have yet to settle their summonses, and those arrested will be brought to court as they have been given sufficient time to settle their summonses.

Bernama reports that Bukit Aman traffic chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff said that up to yesterday, only 35,339 of the 1.59 million summonses with arrest warrants issued on them had been settled. The figure is just a shade over that reported as of Sunday, which was 33,473 summonses settled.

Despite the repeated warnings, it seems that errant motorists aren’t taking the threats seriously. According to The Star, police district headquarters around the Klang Valley have reported there has only been a marginal increase in the number of people turning up to settle their summonses, no more than would normally show up.

The extended front counter operation hours until 10 pm at all traffic police stations nationwide from May 5, to make it easier for motorists to pay up, has also met with poor response. In Subang Jaya, police have been closing up shop by around 8 pm daily because no one has been showing up. You can’t say you haven’t been warned, or given a chance, then.