Motorists can now pay their Road Transport Department (JPJ) summonses at a 70% discount at all of its branch offices nationwide. JPJ deputy director-general (planning and operations) Datuk Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman urged the public to go to the JPJ branch offices instead of Urban Transformation Centres (UTCs), for the latter might not be able to detect all the compounds.

According to The Star, the discount does not apply to fines issued through the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas). As of December 20, 2017, JPJ has issued 417,684 traffic summonses, comprised of speeding and traffic light offences.

On April 2, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi announced a 70% discount on all fines issued by JPJ for the whole of April in conjunction with its 72nd anniversary celebration. Since the discounted rate was introduced, several branches have began shutting down before the closing time due to overcrowding.

Those who turned up at a branch in Petaling Jaya were left disappointed when it closed at 3pm. Wan Ahmad Uzir said it was at the discretion of each branch based on the crowd size.

“It depends on the capacity each branch is able to handle. Some have to close their doors earlier to prevent more people from entering. The more the people, the longer the wait. It takes time to clear the summonses of those who turn up as they might have a few compounds each,” he explained.

So, dear readers, have you settled your summonses yet?