The Malaysian public can now tap into a 70% discount that is being offered by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) on traffic summonses, in conjunction with its 75th anniversary. The discount will be provided starting from today until 11 June 2021 (60 days).
According to the JPJ’s Facebook post, this offer is for summonses that are compoundable, and excludes cases that have been moved to the courts. It further clarified that eligible summonses must be issued under the following acts:
- Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333)
- Commercial Vehicles Licencing Board Act 1987 (Act 334)
- Land Public Transport Act 2010 (Act 715)
These include blacklisted cases as well, although offenders in such cases will need to first visit a JPJ office to resolve it before payment can be made.
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said that the discount will be applicable for 3.5 million active summonses identified from 2010 to March 2021. “I encourage the public to pay their summonses online to avoid congestion at JPJ offices,” he said. The public can pay their summonses at JPJ offices and branches, UTC outlets, and online through the department’s official portal.
On top of that, Wee also said that the department has introduced JPJeQ app, an online waiting queue system to avoid a crowded, confined and closed environment at JPJ offices. “The mobile application will allow customers to choose the JPJ branches that are less crowded and use QR codes to get the waiting number, and it is a friendly app to people with disabilities and senior citizens,” he shared.