Seven more AES cameras to be installed by year end: JPJ


KUALA KUBU BARU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will be installing seven more Automatic Enforcement System (AES) cameras before the end of the year, said its director-general Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron.

He said the cameras would be put up at accident-prone locations.

“JPJ with the cooperation of the Road Safety Department (JKJR) , police and the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) have studied several locations with high frequency of accidents.

“So far we have installed 14 AES cameras in Peninsular Malaysia and the additional cameras could help reduce road accidents in the country,” he told reporters after closing a 1 Community 1 JPJ programme (SKSJ).

He however declined to reveal the locations of the seven new AES cameras.

In another development, Nadzri said 19,230 summonses had been issued since the implementation of the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) and the Demerit Point Award System (Kejara) 13 days ago.

“The total includes 16,791 summonses for speeding and 2,439 summonses for beating the red light from April 15 to 27.

“Even though we have implemented the system, the high number of summonses shows the poor attitude or scant awareness of the people in obeying the law,” he said.

On April 15, JPJ introduced the Awas system to help reduce road accidents and fatalities which only involve speeding and beating the red light. -- BERNAMA