Over 50,000 traffic summonses issued to S'poreans in Malaysia since 2014, more than half are outstanding

The No. 1 offence committed by foreign motorists in Malaysia is driving beyond the speed limit.

Kayla Wong | November 28, 2017, 04:59 PM

Out of the 81,708 traffic summonses that have been issued to foreigners in Malaysia since 2014, 50,616 belong to Singaporeans.

And out of these, only 13,110 involving Singaporeans have been paid, which means more than half of Singaporeans-related summonses are still outstanding.

Foreigners more prompt in making payment now

A New Straits Times report revealed the latest statistics on Monday (Nov. 27).

The report quoted Sharul, the Bukit Aman Traffic investigation and Enforcement Department director and senior assistant commissioner saying that the No. 1 offence committed by foreign motorists in Malaysia is driving beyond the speed limit.

He noted that foreigners are now more prompt in paying their outstanding summonses and complying with Malaysian traffic laws, since the implementation of Op Saman Tertunggak Warganegara Asing (OSTWA; Operation Outstanding Summonses of Foreign Citizens), 

He added that their attitude has also changed for the better.


More payment methods available 

There is now no more excuses for foreign drivers to delay their payment as various payment modes are made available for them to pay their summonses promptly.

In addition, they can check their summons details and pay online or at all traffic branches.

Singaporean drivers who have unpaid summonses in Malaysia can also make their payment at one of the 900 kiosks made available in Singapore.

Sharul said:

"Various payment modes have been made available to help the public pay their summonses. But their attitude of delaying payment has got to change."

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