Compound and Summons Rates of Parking and Traffic Offenses in Malaysia

While some may think they’re inconvenient, traffic laws are put in place to keep us and other road users safe. That’s why if you commit a traffic offense on Malaysian roads, you can get summoned for it. Each traffic offense carries a different ‘saman’ or summons rate with parking violations having lower rates than more serious offenses such as speeding and running a red light. In this article, we highlight the compound and summons rates in Malaysia from parking offenses to more serious ones.

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Traffic Offense Categories in Malaysia

Traffic offenses in Malaysia are grouped into four categories. The categories denote the severity of the offenses with Category 1 being the most serious offenses and Category 4 being minor offenses. If you are caught committing these offenses you can be summoned by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) or Land Transport Department (JPJ) officers. Below are the categories of traffic offenses in Malaysia:

  • Category 1: Offenses categorized as the primary causes of road accidents and traffic congestion, and are a high risk to the safety of road users.
  • Category 2: Offenses relating to the negative behavior of the driver and vehicle technical issues that actively contribute to road accidents, traffic congestion, and risk to public safety.
  • Category 3: Vehicle technical issues that passively contribute to road accidents, traffic congestion, and risk to public safety. Also includes offenses that render a vehicle unsafe.
  • Category 4: Other road offenses that do not contribute to accidents, traffic congestion, and do not pose a public safety risk.

Compound and Summons Rates in Malaysia: Rates for PDRM, JPJ Summons, and Parking Compounds

The compound and summons rates for traffic offenses vary according to the severity of the offense. While getting a police summons is never pleasant, you can pay a lower rate if you settle it earlier. This is thanks to the standardized compound system, which applies to most traffic offenses including parking compounds issued by councils like Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). 

With this system in place, if you settle your summonses as early as possible (within 15 days), you only need to pay 50 percent of the full amount, or even lower in some cases. So whether you receive a parking ‘saman’ or speeding fine, paying it off early can help you save a lot of money. Below are the Malaysia traffic summons price lists including parking and PDRM ‘saman’ rates.

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Parking Compound Rates for Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)

Road Offense

Compound rate payment between 1 to 14 days (RM)

Compound rate payment after 14 days (RM)

Parking without displaying a parking ticket

50

100

Parking with an expired ticket

50

100

Parking a vehicle outside the designated parking lot

50

100

Parking vehicle incorrectly in a parking lot

50

100

Failure to adhere to parking instructions

50

100

Obstructing parking space

50

100

Parking a vehicle on the sidewalk

50

100

Parking on and damaging plants

50

100

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Summons Rates for Category 1 Offenses 

Category 1 offenses are the most severe traffic offenses in Malaysia and carry the highest traffic summons rates. You also can’t obtain a discount on a Category 1 offense even if you pay your summons within 15 days. 

A commonly committed offense in this category is speeding more than 40 km/h above the speed limit. It’s worth noting that the speeding summons rate is the same whether you’re caught by a police speed trap or automated enforcement system (AES). Also, the penalty for drunk driving was updated in 2020 to a minimum fine of RM10,000 and can carry a jail term of up to two years.

Road Offense Summons rates (RM)
Drunk driving 10,000 to 30,000
Overtaking a vehicle from the left 300
Blocking a vehicle from overtaking 300
Overloading passengers in a vehicle 300
Using a mobile phone or other devices while driving 300
Stopping along a major motorway without a valid reason 300
Speeding more than 40 km/h above the speed limit 300
Driving against traffic 300
Using the emergency lane except for emergencies 300

Summons Rates for Category 2 Offenses

The rates for Category 2 traffic offenses have the same full price as Category 1 offenses but you can get a discount on them by paying them off early.

Road Offense Summons rates between 1 to 15 days (RM) Summons rates between 16 to 30 days (RM) Summons rates after 31 days (RM)
Driving past a red traffic light 150 200 300
Not wearing a seat belt 150 200 300
Cutting traffic queue 150 200 300
Performing an illegal U-turn 150 200 300
Driving without a driving license 150 200 300
Stopping inside a yellow box 150 200 300
Going against a ‘no entry’ sign 150 200 300
Speeding not more than 40 km/h above the speed limit 150 200 300
Littering out of your vehicle 150 200 300

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 Summons Rates for Category 3 Offenses

Category 3 offenses include technical errors on vehicles that can increase the risk of an accident. Since these offenses do not pose a direct threat to public safety, their traffic summons rates are capped at RM250. To avoid getting fined for these offenses, make sure the necessary parts on your vehicle are in working order.

Road Offense Summons rates between 1 to 15 days (RM) Summons rates between 16 to 30 days (RM) Summons rates after 31 days (RM)
Vehicle lights not functioning 100 150 250
Brake lights not functioning 100 150 250
Vehicle lights are not turned on 100 150 250
Vehicle wing mirrors missing, not installed 100 150 250

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Summons rates - traffic in the city

Summons Rates for Category 4 Offenses 

Category 4 offenses are offenses that don’t contribute to accidents such as not renewing your driver’s license, and carry a maximum traffic summons rate of RM150. 

Road Offense Summons rates between 1 to 15 days (RM) Summons rates between 16 to 30 days (RM) Summons rates after 31 days (RM)
Not displaying ‘P’ sticker when under driving license probation 70 120 150
Expired driving license 70 120 150
Failure to change vehicle ownership 70 120 150
Failure to attend PUSPAKOM commercial vehicle inspection 70 120 150

How to Check Your Summons and Compounds Online

Check Your Police Summons

You can find out your outstanding summons by SMS. All you need to do is to send the SMS below to 15888 or 32728:

POLIS <space> SAMAN <space> VEHICLE NUMBER (eg. POLIS SAMAN ABC1234) or;

POLIS <space> SAMAN <space> MYKAD NUMBER (eg. POLIS SAMAN 90010112xxxx)

Alternatively, you can check and pay via MyEG or Rilek. These sites require registration, which will then allow access to the details of outstanding summons.

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DBKL city hallCredit: CEphoto, Uwe Aranas

Check Your DBKL Compounds

You can check your traffic compounds for DBKL here. Similar to PDRM summons, you’ll be able to pay online DBKL compounds on MyEG. Menara DBKL at Jalan Raja Laut in KL is open for payments at the ground floor. It’s open every weekday and half-day on the second, fourth, and fifth Saturdays of the month. There’s a drive-through that’s open on weekdays.

Check Your Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) Compounds

You can check your MBPJ compounds here either through vehicle registration, compound number, IC Number, or company registration number. You can also pay online via credit card. Alternatively, you could also head to the ground floor of MBPJ’s headquarters at Jalan Yong Shook Lin, or try out their drive-through which is open on weekdays.

 

MPSJ officeCredit: Chongkian

Check Your Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) Compounds

You can check your MPSJ compounds here. The site also offers online payments. Users are also able to pay their summonses at their headquarters at Persiaran Perpaduan, USJ 5. Payments can be made through the drive-through service that’s open on weekdays and half-day on Saturdays.

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