$60 fine for new AES summonses

$60 fine for new AES summonses

PUTRAJAYA - New summonses issued under the Automated En­­forcement System (AES) will carry a fine of RM150 (S$60)  effective immediately, said Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

He said the fine would increase gradually to the maximum of RM300  if the offender delays settling the summons.

Previously, the penalty was a flat rate of RM300.

"It's similar to the method used by the police, whereby the longer one delays in paying, the more one has to pay," he told newsmen after chairing the AES steering committee meeting here yesterday.

Hishammuddin also said following the decision to hand over the enforcement of the system to the police, AES summonses would be issued by them.

"They will have access to the control centre where the driver or vehicle owner is identified using the Road Transport Department (JPJ) database.

"JPJ will assist the enforcement of the law through its Kejara demerit point system," he said.

On summonses already issued before this, Hishammuddin said the Government needed more time to resolve the matter, and the decision by the Attorney-General's Chambers to freeze all court proceedings related to AES-related summonses still stands.

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