Thought the whole thing had slipped away into the background? Apparently not. The Ministry of Transport has revealed that as many as 1,079 Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras are to be installed around the country, says a report by The Malaysian Insider.
In a written reply to a question from Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng at the Dewan Rakyat, the ministry said that the locations of the cameras have yet to be identified, but will be determined by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety and Research (MIROS) soon.
“(Translated) As many as 1,079 AES cameras have yet to be installed nationwide. MIROS is identifying accident-prone areas using a more detailed set of criteria based on the latest national road accident statistics.”
The written reply also revealed that as of June 11 this year, the government had collected RM20 million in fines from the 673,339 summons issued.
“(Translated) 628,045 of the summons issued were for speeding while the remaining 45,294 were for traffic light violations. The compound collected for the same period totalled RM20,020,500,” the ministry said.
The RM700 million AES project began with 14 cameras in the pilot phase, but the Road Transport Department (JPJ) has pledged to increase the number of cameras by the end of 2013.