Singaporeans head list of foreign traffic offenders in Johor

Jan 8, 2017
Singaporeans are well ahead when it comes to traffic offences in Johor. Photo from ST Online

Singaporeans topped the list of foreign traffic offenders in Johor between 2010 and last year, reported NST Online.

There were 184,014 unpaid summonses and 3,423 drivers blacklisted.

The news portal quoted Bukit Aman Traffic Enforcement and Investigations Department chief Mahamad Akhir Darus as saying that they were followed by motorists from Brunei, who had 63,696 unpaid summonses and 509 blacklisted drivers in the same period.

The list also included Thais 22,334 (unpaid summonses) and 1,116 (blacklisted), and Indonesians with 2,880 (unpaid summonses) and 36 (blacklisted).

“Foreign-registered drivers always say police are collecting money for the government to give out (through) BR1M,” he was quoted as saying.

“We are not a revenue collection agency. Our mandate is to enforce and educate road users whose disregard for traffic rules can cause deaths and accidents.”