source: The Star
PETALING JAYA: The Automated Enforcement System (AES) will begin operations at midnight on Saturday in 14 “blackspots” to catch drivers who break speed limits and jump traffic lights.
For the first phase of the AES, 14 cameras were installed at Perak, Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur, with 10 of the cameras 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, which will see 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 “blackspots”, or locations identified as accident-prone areas with high incidence of deaths,” said Solah in a press statement on Saturday.
Solah said the public could check out the locations of the AES cameras on JPJ’s website at www.jpj.gov.my, adding that road users would be able to know they were in AES operation zones through signboards.
“By knowing where the AES cameras are located at, road users will be more careful 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. The public should see the implementation of the AES as a way to educate the road users, not as a means to give JPJ extra power to issue summons,” said Solah.
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 warning signs are located 50 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 was sent to the registered vehicle owner.
“The process of cross checking, identifying the offence and issuance of summon notices is done by trained JPJ officers who are based at the AES control centre.
“If the captured images do not match with the vehicle registration details on JPJ’s database, further investigations will be carried out.
” This is to ensure that only valid summons according to road laws are issued, as well as to avoid from summons to be issued to innocent parties,” he added.
Summon notices that have been processed and verified will be sent to the registered vehicle owner within five days of the offence date.
The notice will contain information of the vehicle, time of offence and the capture images of the vehicle.
“However, if the registered owner is not the driver of the vehicle at the time of offence, they can submit the drivers details to JPJ after 30 days from receiving the summons notice. If they choose to be present in court, they can do so at the time and date that is specified on the notice,” said Solah.
Solah said those who receive AES summons notice can call the AES Control Centre for further questions at 03-7846 4400 for offences committed in Perak and 03-7628 8268 for offences in Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.