SINGAPORE - With the Johor Traffic Police planning to clamp down on unpaid traffic fines, Singaporeans can now pay for their traffic offences using AXS stations.
The service, which makes it more convenient for those settling their fines, has been in place for about a week, The Business Times understands. This is believed to be in partnership with Malaysia-based MyEG Services, which is a concessionaire for the Malaysian government.
When contacted by BT on Monday, AXS confirmed that the service is now available for consumers. Previously, fines could be paid online or directly to the Johor Traffic Police.
The Johor Traffic Police are reportedly beefing up efforts to find traffic offenders, especially with the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays.
According to a report in January in the New Straits Times, over 40,000 traffic offenders from Singapore owe the state of Johor about RM6.5 million (S$2.18 million) in unpaid fines for traffic offences committed there. These fines are said to date back as far as two years.
Meanwhile, The Sun daily reported that Johor state police issued 19,555 summonses to Singapore-registered vehicles last year, down from 23,339 in 2014. Still, they only collected RM296,680 from 1,863 summonses settled last year and another RM870,200 from 5,950 summonses issued in 2014.
Johor police traffic chief Baharudin Mat Taib was quoted in the report as saying that most of the Singaporean drivers were issued fines for illegal parking or speeding.
Fines for illegal parking can reportedly range from RM70 to RM100. Meanwhile, the fine for speeding is RM150 if settled within a week but rises every week by RM50 to hit up to RM300 after three weeks.
This article was first published on Jan 26, 2016.
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