The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) says it has sought the help of the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to blacklist around 1,400 errant motorists for failing to settle their outstanding traffic compounds.

The city council is taking this drastic action against offenders who refuse to settle their summonses or compound fines because constant reminders and warning notices being sent to them haven’t worked, The Sun reports.

“Once blacklisted, these motorists will not be able to renew their road tax or vehicle insurance unless they have fully settled all the outstanding compounds, regardless of whether it is from the local council or police,” PJ mayor Datuk Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain said at a briefing on the council’s enforcement report for 2016.

Statistics from the report showed that last year, 203,763 compounds were issued under the Road Transport Order (PPJ). Another 308,985 compounds were issued under Pay and Display (PND), while 4,382 were for vehicles that were towed away by the council and 2,988 for wheel clamping.

According to Mohd Azizi, the enforcement action taken was in accordance with the respective enactment and by-laws of the offence committed.