According to a report by The Star, the implementation of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) has managed to reduce accident rates in the country by up to 36.84% since coming online eight months ago in 14 locations. The entire network was implemented on September 23 2012.

A study conducted by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) showed that a total of 12 fatal accidents were recorded since the implementation, as opposed to a total of 19 prior to the AES system being employed. “This means AES has managed to help reduce fatal accidents by 36.84% or seven cases within the period of eight months,” said Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

From the MIROS study, it was also found that motorists were less likely to go over the speed limit is six hotspots, with the previous percentage of compliance at 63% jumping to 91%. At four junctions where the AES system is active, the amount of motorists who beat the light dropped from 4.3% to 2.2%.

He also added that international studies concerning the AES system have proven to reduce the road fatality statistics from a range between 17% to 71%. In addition to that, a total of RM51,434,650 worth of summons have been collected from September 2012 to the end of August 2014. Up to December 17 2012, a total of 10,136 cases were brought to court.