Handling Traffic Summons From Local Council


China’s ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Huang Hui Kang, was given a summons by Wisma Putra recently. Did the ambassador infringe any traffic laws? In reality, he had made a remark which Malaysia regarded as being interfering in our country’s domestic problem.

Speaking about summons, I have also received a traffic summons recently. Who issued me the summons? The local council Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK).

Most drivers, including my colleague , Mr Chin, tend to take local councils summons lightly. Chin feels local council summons can be ignored. He contends that no action will be taken by the council. “It’s too troublesome”, he says.

Well, do you believe him?

Your sincerely, takes a different opinion regarding such above summonses.

A driving school instructor, I remind students they should be good and responsible motorists. Upon committing traffic offences, own up. And settle the summonses immediately. Or eventually, you’ll be hauled to court. You may be even be blacklisted too.

Before continuing further, can we be issued a summons by the local council people? Yes, they can!

The Perintah Perangkutan Jalan (Peruntukan Tempat Letak Kereta Majlis Perbandaran Klang 2007, the MPK is empowered to take action against traffic violators.

To clarify further, no one is permitted to park a motorized vehicle or to cause such a vehicle to be parked or its drivers wait at locations or buildings, roads and road shoulders except in places of parking duly designated by the authorities.

The local council summoning me therefore legal. My summons compound on 24th September 2015 was correctly made by the MPK.

The above summons did contain a few things, which ideally reader should be made aware of.

How did I end up being issued a summon in Eng Ann housing estate in the first place? Unbelievable, but true.

I was in the vicinity of Alliance Bank and 888 Restaurant last week. As usual, it was hard to find a parking space that eventful morning.

Because no police officers or local council officers had been seen in the vicinity of Eng Ann housing estate quite some time now, I went on to make a rash mistake. I drove my car to an open empty area, an island you can term it and parked my car therein.

On coming back to my vehicle half and hour later, I found a local council summons on my windscreen. Close scrutiny of the summons revealed I had been served with a RM50 fine for my offence.

Luckily, MPK was then in the process of giving a 3 day offer of RM10 if summons were settled immediately.

By twelve that morning, I was at the office of the local council, settling the above mentioned summons.

Hope readers of this post will take note of what has been revealed here, to avoid similar things happening again.

By | 2015-10-15T15:56:08+08:00 October 7th, 2015|Undang-undang|3 Comments

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  1. L H Lee October 26, 2015 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap,

    I am a 55 years old woman who has been holding a valid driving licence for more than 20 years, but has never driven any car until recently. Now, I am able to drive to the shops nearby my house. I have not tried driving to roundabouts and the highways yet but I am keen to learn. I own a auto Hyundai Atos car which I bought more than 10 years ago. I stay in Section 27, Shah Alam and work in KL. Is it possible for you to recommend a driving instructor for me?

    Thank you, and looking forward to your response!

    • Cikgu Yap October 28, 2015 at 3:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks for writing. Will be contacting you soon via your email address.

  2. Yeoh May 26, 2016 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Dear Cikgu Yap,
    I’m really at dead end on what to do. I hope you can help me. I sold my car in 2013 to my neighbour whom I thought I can trust. Apparently Puspakom test failed but he refused to return the car to me saying that he can still transfer ownership. Until toady the car is still in my name and recently I received parking summons which he has not paid yet. I am thinking of going to JPJ to explain to them my situation and whether there is any way I can change ownership. Cikgu Yap, I really need your advise on this matter. I hope you can advise me on what steps I can take to safeguard myself. Appreciate your reply soon. Thank you.

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