Liow: Malaysians slowing down as Awas, Kejara enforced

Esther Landau

KUALA LUMPUR: The speed limit among road users has dropped following the enforcement of the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) and the Demerit Points System (Kejara).

“Since it was implemented two days ago, the speed limit rate among road users has decreased.

“This is a good impact and I am satisfied with it,” said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai at the TN50 dialogue session with students at Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR) University College here today.

He said under the system, road offenders will be slapped with demerit points for every offence committed, however, the system is not in place to punish offenders but it was created to increase road safety awareness among road users and to positively impact all road users in the long run.

“We are not punishing the offenders (by slapping them with demerit points) but we want to save their lives by enforcing such road safety awareness,” he said.

As of now, only two offences will be the main focus of Awas –caught on the AES (Automated Enforcement System) for speeding and running red lights.

The other offences will come into force phase by phase and the system will be fully implemented by the end of the year.