The Road Transport Department (JPJ) says that another 50 Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras will be installed at strategic locations nationwide by the end of this year, Bernama reports. These will join the 21 cameras in operation currently.

According to JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Nadzri Siron, the enforcement cameras are part of the Automated Awareness Safety System (AWAS) programme, which is aimed at reducing the number of fatal accidents in the country.

“We are confident that the initiative can reduce the number of accidents, especially fatal accidents and improve awareness among the people to follow traffic rules when on the road,” he said.

In related news, Nadzri said the JPJ will be putting more focus on nabbing errant motorcyclists who run traffic lights. He said that those riding motorcycles accounted for the highest number of traffic offences.

“Though operations are being carried out on a regular basis to nab traffic offenders who beat traffic lights, special focus will be channeled toward Ops Lampu Merah, which started on July 12. This month alone, 300 motorcyclists have died in accidents because they beat traffic lights while 299 had suffered minor or serious injuries,” he stated.