Kuala Lumpur Police will use Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) equipment to identify foreign cars with outstanding summons, when entering the country.
The Auditor General’s report said the move was among measures to ensure foreigners with outstanding traffic summons settled their dues.
The AG’s report said 16.3 million summons were issued by the traffic police from 2011 to 2013 and from the total, 121,664 were summons issued to foreigners.
“Singaporeans top the total number of summons with (84,604), followed by Brunei with (25,803),” the report said adding that only 12,713 summons have been settled while the outstanding balance from the unsettled summons amounts to RM7.63 million.
For locals, only 6.7 million summons have been settled from 2011 to 2013, worth RM1.244 billion, said the report.
ALPR cameras are increasingly being used to support police in many such actions ensuring the safety and security of the world’s citizens as well as enforcing the law to all whether visitors or residents. To find out more about how ALPR cameras are supporting the police visit our law enforcement page.
Source: Astro Awani