Bandar Seri Begawan - A whopping RM13,700 was collected yesterday from Brunei-registered vehicle drivers by the Limbang police in an operation to detect drivers with outstanding traffic summonses for various road traffic offences in the past, Limbang Police Traffic Chief, Insp Khairul Ridzuan Ahmad told the Bulletin.
The operation was conducted in Limbang from 9am to 1pm. As many as 365 Brunei-registered cars were checked and 82 drivers were found to have failed to settle their summonses for various road traffic offences. All summonses amounting to RM13,700 have been paid.
The Limbang Police Traffic also said many outstanding summonses have not been settled by Bruneian drivers, adding that close to 200 arrest warrants against Brunei-registered vehicles were also recorded in their database system for various offences including overtaking on a double-lane road and parking at prohibited areas.
In view of this, the Limbang Police Traffic has urged Bruneians to check whether they have been summoned to the nearest police station, be it in Lawas, Limbang, Miri or Kota Kinabalu.
They need to do this to avoid- any disruption to their journey if they are stopped during roadblocks or operations in neighbouring towns of Malaysia.
In mid-July this year, the police in Limbang nailed 82 blacklisted Brunei-registered vehicles in an operation to track down those with outstanding traffic summonses since 2008.
The operation, which was conducted in front of the police station, screened 349 vehicles. The operation, involving 14 personnel from the traffic and marine units and the police station, netted fines totalling RM5,950 from the offenders.
The operation targeted Brunei-registered vehicles driven by either Bruneians or Malaysians who were previously booked for traffic violations but failed to pay the fine despite being given ample grace period to pay up.
Those caught were brought to the district police headquarters for the recording of particulars with the view to prosecute them in court. Bruneian drivers were advised to pay their outstanding fines to avoid legal action taken against them.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin