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The Kejara demerit points system should be enforced as soon as possible, according to Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. The reason was to make sure motorists don’t run foul of the law, he said, noting that a proposal to up the maximum fine for traffic offenders will soon be submitted to the government, The Sun Daily reports.

“There is no need to talk too much about it. We already have the system in place, so what we need to do now is to implement and enforce it,” Khalid stated. “I’m sure Kejara will deter stubborn motorists from continuing to violate traffic rules as well as reduce road accidents,” the IGP asserted.

The Kejara system, which was previously scrapped, is slated to make a comeback in March. Accumulating 15 demerit points will lead to a suspension. If a driver is suspended three times, it will lead to the cancellation of his driver’s licence. A further proposal has been submitted to have demerit points set in stone, even though fines have been settled.

As for the number of points to be deducted for different traffic offences, the government will be seeking public feedback regarding this, according to Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. The minister also believes that the Kejara system is more effective in educating road users compared to high fines.