Friday October 5, 2012
Only JPJ will issue summonses against errant road users caught by AES
KUALA LUMPUR: Summonses against errant road users caught by the Automated Enforcement System (AES) will only be issued by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) after verification.
Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri told the Dewan Rakyat that ATES Sdn Bhd and Bina Tegap Sdn Bhd the two companies appointed to install the cameras were not tasked with issuing summonses.
“Since the implementation of AES on Sept 23, 63,558 images of motorists purportedly committing traffic offences have been captured.
“However, the JPJ is in the midst of determining whether those offences were actually committed.
“Therefore, no summonses have been issued,” he said in response to a question by Dr Lee Boon Chye (PRK-Gopeng).
He said the rate of return for the two companies was capped at 17%, adding that they would be paid in three ways, including RM16 per valid summons up to five million summonses.
“The aim of implementing the AES is to instil the perception of being caught among motorists, which is now between 25% and 45%.
“Our target is that the perception will reach 70% to 90%,” he said.
Rahim added that the AES had a positive impact, citing an example where 50 motorists were caught beating the red light at Km28 Jalan Ipoh-Kuala Kangsar in Sungai Siput within the first three days of implementation.
It is learnt that the JPJ has already started issuing summonses to errant motorists.
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