SHAH ALAM: More than 15,000 suspended motorists
in Selangor are driving around without a valid road tax, insurance
and licence, endangering other road users.
Selangor Public Order and Traffic Police Chief
Superintendent Che Hussin Omar said 15,000 is a conservative figure
but it is half of the first batch of 38,597 motorists who have
been issued with a Warrant of Arrest (WA) under Ops Warta 1 for
He added that the motorists are unable to renew
their documents as their names had been blacklisted at the Road
Transport Department (JPJ) pending the settlement of their traffic
From Thursday, Selangor traffic police in all
nine districts will call on traffic offenders at their home or
office with a WA and take the offender to the nearest police station
to settle the summons.
“Our men have to take stern action because
when a collision occurs, it’s far more likely that someone
will suffer serious injury or die. If this involves unlicensed
drivers, this would put the victim in a tough situation relating
to accident claims,” he said.
Supt Hussin added that the Ops Warta 1 is to create
an environment of responsibility and to put a halt to irresponsible
motorists on the roads.
“Actually we secured WAs for 44,700 motorist
but 6,103 had come forward and these motorists had to settle the
maximum fine of RM300 for each offence,” he said.
Selangor police collected RM1,830,900 from the
6,103 and if the 38,597 settle their dues it would amount to RM11.5mil.
He added from January to August this year the
traffic department had issued 423,280 summonses for various traffic
offences including speeding, beating red lights, driving recklessly
and driving without valid documents.
From the total summonses issued over the eight
months, 173,568 had settled their dues. Supt Hussin said now 279,712
are yet to come forward to settle their traffic summonses.
Motorists wanting to check if there are any summonses
against them can send an SMS with the words "POLIS(space)SAMAN(space)car
number" and send it to 32728 or check at www.myeg.com.my /
www.rileks.com.my or www.eservices.com.my.