Planning a “balik kampung” trip? Then you may want to be extra careful on the road during the festive season. For the Hari Raya period, five traffic offences will not be compoundable. Basically, to settle these offences, you’ll have to appear in court.
This was detailed by transport minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong. The five traffic offences that cannot be compounded during Ops Hari Raya include speeding, driving on the emergency lane, using a phone while driving, running the red light, as well as queue jumping.
As mentioned, you will need to appear in court to settle these traffic offences; simply paying a fine will not cut it. It’s also worth noting that non-compoundable summonses like these will not be eligible for future discounts either.
Like previous festive seasons, goods vehicles won’t be allowed on the road either during the Hari Raya period to ease traffic. This ban will be enforced three days before and two days after Hari Raya, which are from 30 April to 2 May and 7 to 8 May.