Sunday September 23, 2012
AES to nab errant road users begins today
By JOSEPH KAOS Jr
PETALING JAYA: Errant road users be warned; from today the Automated Enforcement System will begin operating at 14 “blackspots” to nab drivers who break the speed limit and jump traffic lights.
For the first phase of the AES, 14 cameras have been installed in Perak, Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur. Ten are to catch speed limit breakers and four to catch those who jump traffic lights.
More cameras will be installed at 817 “blackspots” in the second phase, completing a nationwide implementation of the AES.
Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan said the implementation of the AES was “a serious move” by the Government to reduce the number of road fatalities.
“Hence, the AES cameras are installed at locations identified as accident-prone areas,” said Solah in a press statement.
He said the public could check where the AES cameras are on www.jpj.gov.my, adding that road users would also be able to know when they are at AES operation zones through signboards.
“By knowing the location, road users will be more careful at these spots and will drive according to the law. It will reduce the number of deaths and our objectives to ensure the safety of road users will also be met,” he said. “The public should see the implementation as a way to educate road users, not as a means to give JPJ extra power to issue summons.”
He said AES camera warning signs for no-speeding areas would be visible two to three kilometres before the cameras.
For cameras that record offences of people who jump traffic lights, the signs are located 50m to 500m of the traffic lights.
Solah said images captured by the AES cameras would be sent automatically to the AES control centre and the vehicle registration numbers of the alleged offenders would be cross checked with JPJ's database, before a summons notice is sent to the vehicle owner.
“If the captured images do not match with the vehicle registration details on JPJ's database, further investigations will be carried out. Offenders will receive their summons notices within five days of the date they violate traffic rules.
“However, if the registered owner is not the driver of the vehicle at the time of offence, they can submit the driver's details to JPJ 30 days from receiving the summons notice,” Solah said. “If they choose to be present in court, they can do so at the time and date specified on the notice.”
Solah said those who have received the notice can call the AES Control Centre for enquiries at 03-7846 4400 for offences committed in Perak and 03-7628 8268 for offences in Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.