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Monday, September 10, 2012

MBPJ to blacklist errant traffic offenders when it links up with JPJ

PETALING Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will soon link its system to the Road Transport Department (JPJ) , which will enable the council to blacklist vehicles with outstanding summons. With the link established, those with unpaid compounds issued by MBPJ for traffic and parking offences will not be able to renew their road tax.
Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman said the council had in mid-August reapplied for traffic warden status from the Transport Ministry and the JPJ, which would allow MBPJ to blacklist vehicles with outstanding summonses.
“We will be discussing the issue with JPJ soon and once we have the measures in place, those with outstanding summons will be forced to settle their dues in order to renew their road tax,” Roslan told StarMetro.
Currently, offenders need only settle summonses that are issued by the traffic police or JPJ for offences that include using handphones while driving, speeding, running the red light at traffic junction and driving with an expired road tax, before they can renew their road tax.  Read more ........   

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