If you have unsettled Road Transport Department (JPJ) summonses, it is best to pay up now as the enforcement agency is giving up to 70 percent discount for compoundable fines in conjunction with its 75th anniversary.

According to Transport Minister Dr Wee Ka Siong, the offer for some 3.5 million outstanding summonses begins today (Apr 13) until June 11.

"For example, with the discount, a motorist will only have to pay RM45 to settle a RM150 summons, and allow the individual's name to be taken off the blacklist," The Star quoted Wee saying.

A compoundable offence is one that requires the offender to just pay the fine, as opposed to a non-compoundable one, for which the offender needs to attend a court hearing on top of paying a fine. The latter is usually for major offences, such as driving without a valid driving license.

It is worth noting that JPJ's discount initiative runs concurrently with the 50 percent discount given by the police for traffic summonses, as long as it is paid through the MyBayar Saman mobile app by April 15, subject to conditions.

If you are unsure about having any JPJ or police summonses, you can check them here and here.

Source: The Star, TRP
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