Another seven Automatic Enforcement System (AES) cameras will be installed across the country this year, according to the Road Transport Department (JPJ). The department’s director-general Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron said the cameras will be placed at accident-prone locations, Bernama reports.

“The department, with the cooperation of the Road Safety Department (JKJR), police and the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) have studied several locations with high frequency of accidents,” he said.

“So far, we have installed 14 AES cameras in Peninsular Malaysia and the additional cameras will help reduce road accidents in the country,” he added, but declined to reveal the locations where the seven new AES cameras will be placed.

On another front, Nadzri said that the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) and Kejara demerit points system has seen 19,230 summonses issued in the first two weeks since its implementation, on April 15. The total – from April 15 to 27 – includes 16,791 summonses for speeding and 2,439 summonses for beating the red light.

He said this showed that many motorists had no regard for safety or the law. “Even though we have implemented the system, the high number of summonses shows the poor attitude or scant awareness of the people in obeying the law,” Nadzri stated.