A total of 142,145 summonses have been issued for road offences recorded under the Automated Awareness Security System (AWAS) since the system began operating on April 15, according to the transport ministry.

The system has also slapped 7,258 motorists with Kejara demerit points, Bernama reports. The highest number of offences involved speeding, with 129,781 cases recorded, while 12,354 summonses were issued for beating traffic lights, the ministry stated.

The AWAS system integrates both AES (Automated Enforcement System) and Kejara demerit points, and currently has 21 AES cameras in service at strategic locations nationwide, with eight units located in Perak, three in Kuala Lumpur and two each in Putrajaya, Johor, Selangor and Terengganu. Kelantan and Kedah each has one AES camera in operation.

Last month, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) said that another 50 AES cameras will be installed across the country by the end of the year.