Gov’t wants to add more AWAS cameras, 99% effective

Gov’t wants to add more AWAS cameras, 99% effective

The government intends to install more Automated Awareness Safety System (AWAS) cameras across Malaysia. The speed cameras, previously known as Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras, are very effective – compliance is over 99%, according to the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS).

This was revealed by deputy transport minister Datuk Hasbi Habibollah in parliament today, reported by Astro Awani. “This (AWAS cameras) has succeeded in raising the level of perception of being caught for not following traffic regulations, and has reduced the risk of accidents in AWAS enforcement areas,” he said, answering a question by Port Dickson MP Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun.

“The use of such cameras have allowed enforcement activity to happen 24 hours and 365 days, as well as reduce the dependence on human resource,” he said, adding that the purpose of AWAS cameras is not to trap motorists, bur to ensure that all users follow traffic regulations, especially at ‘black spots’ where accidents happen frequently.

The deputy MoT minister said that at present, there are 45 AWAS cameras in operation, and of that total, only one camera is under maintenance.

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Comments

  • This is how madani works.

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    • Lets See on Jun 07, 2023 at 6:50 pm

      Dulu PH politicians tunjuk ajar untuk letak beg kasi tutup AES camera. Now they are in power they want to add more? Ishh… cakap tak serupa bikin ni!

      Time for PN politicians to start going around and putting bags over these new cameras too just like those PH politicians now in power.

      If its good for the goose its also good for the gander.

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  • Concerned citizen on Jun 06, 2023 at 7:42 pm

    Disagree, if anything these cameras invites more accidents, especially when some smartpants who were gunning above 130 kph suddenly decided to brake to 70 kph only in front of a 90 kph camera.
    If anything, camera that track both time and distance is more accurate.

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    • copy pasted on Jun 06, 2023 at 8:51 pm

      “Make it the a Global Game Changer then.

      RM500 all in
      70mai Omni X200 Dashcam, 4G ready for JPJ/Police and Owner, 5years warranty, Free Road Tax 5 years.
      We will get safer roads.

      https://paultan.org/2023/04/18/70mai-omni-x200-360-degree-rotating-dashcam-with-4g-connected-remote-surveillance-now-in-malaysia/”

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    • Unmarked police vehicles would work too. Suddenly every car on the road is SUS.

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      • and all of a sudden there will be a lot of “plain clothes” police extorting money from people for all sorts of reasons.

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        • Lolwhut? on Jun 08, 2023 at 12:47 am

          Like this
          https://paultan.org/2023/06/06/police-arrest-two-men-suspected-of-posing-as-cops/

          Only in PH Msia

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    • the driver on Jun 07, 2023 at 11:52 am

      Twisted logic indeed. Suggest you look up the results of speed cameras in other countries

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  • Driving is boring,
    I only choose L2 autonomous Adaptive Cruise Control for buying car reason.

    With this, I don’t need wasteful power, both efficient battery/ petrol car does the job comfortably. But petrol car save me more time, so it’s a great energy saving for me.

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  • Yeahsure on Jun 06, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    Whats the point…abolish the summon discounts first…let offenders pay maximum fines not 80% off for CNY/Raya….

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  • Of course it’s 99% effective. 99% knows where the F the camera is and slow down below 110. The other 1% are the 99% who daydreamed and forgot about the cameras until they see the flash in the rear mirror.

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  • Bolehland on Jun 06, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    99% effective but 50% discount. Is it really that effective tho?

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  • KikifromSingapore on Jun 06, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    Malaysian drivers are mostly blurr on how AES works. At the 110km/h speed area, we r supposed to drive MAX at 110km/h. NOT 90+km/h!!! KKTNMamp*$DBMOrang. Kereta canggih2 dh skrg dgn ACC (Myvi mostly begini).

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    • Kiasso on Jun 07, 2023 at 12:20 pm

      ACC can easily set to 125km/h.

      Don’t assume all Myvi has ACC.
      But u can’t expect him to drive at 110km/h if the front one also driving around 100km/h.

      Don’t reckless cucuk ppl. You can overtake when there is good gap.

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  • Effective in what? Make people go slower at that specific area, yes. Only in that specific area.

    Better you all implement also the camera to catch road hoggers. Going 70kph on 110 stretch in middle lane when left lane is empty. Way too common these days, posing danger to other road users.

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  • No fun driving with all these surveillance cameras. Driving too slow can make the driver sleepy.

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  • Ismail Ras on Jun 07, 2023 at 6:58 am

    Time ko pembangkang dulu kemain lagi nak hapuskan semua ni terutama puak dap yang takut kena saman ni. Skg ko nak tambah plk. Membazir duit rakyat je ke ada lubok nak bagi kat kengkawan.

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  • Susukotak on Jun 07, 2023 at 8:19 am

    Tunggu troll jer ni

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  • Ben Yap on Jun 07, 2023 at 8:25 am

    If u drive a lambo or ferrari, just drive past the AES at top speed. you’ll make headlines in the newspaper and get to show off to the entire world your super car. it is free advertisement.

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  • Juragan on Jun 07, 2023 at 8:34 am

    The AES scandal still unsolved

    https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/630426

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    • here we go again on Jun 07, 2023 at 5:46 pm

      now, they starting this AES scandal all over again. More money going to crony

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      • Since MIROS advised the government that AWAS(AES) is very effective, MACC to investigate MIROS for elements of scandal?

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        • Celup King on Jun 08, 2023 at 11:22 am

          MACC better to investigate MIROS how come they award P2 cars with 5 stars rating but independent testing found dubious safety results. This is even bigger scandal compared to AES as it relates to human lives.

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          • https://paultan.org/2023/06/06/mat-rempit-melaka-motorcycle-ambulance-team-plan-being-studied/
            The Melaka CDF should also be investigated because there are doubts to whether mat rempit can be competently safe enough to be two-wheeler paramedics, as human lives will be in their hands.

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  • Helenesssssssssssssssss on Jun 07, 2023 at 8:49 am

    better put cameras in good use at traffic lights to catch motorists beating red lights! More accidents at junctions, especially with those pesky delivery bikes

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    • JPJeaduan contributor on Jun 07, 2023 at 3:36 pm

      true!!!!! lots of motorcyclists are beating red lights like there’s nothing wrong with it

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  • Im at your service. Just slow down 50meters before and speed up 50meters after. Thank you

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  • How many mat rempit have they prosecuted with the existing cameras?

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  • frequent driver on Jun 07, 2023 at 10:29 am

    the stretch of NS-Highway near Nilai is GREAT example.
    Traffic jam happen there because cars suddenly slow down to 80kmh to pass the 90kmg AES camera nearby. The jam can be as long as 3-5 km long

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  • ROTI CANAI on Jun 07, 2023 at 11:19 am

    janji dicapati

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  • Aiyaa..kena saman dy just wait for annual discount

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  • Anonymous on Jun 07, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    No need to spend money on more cameras. There are a lot of dashcams on the road today. So instead of spending millions on cameras, spend it on IT infrastructure for people to submit videos of motorists breaking the law. To encourage people to do this, they should get at least RM10 or 5% of the penalty paid by the offender (whichever is higher). Make sure the person who submits the video only gets paid once the penalty has been paid (the government will never need to pay more money than they actually receive) to avoid abuse.

    Malaysia lacks enforcement and that’s why many people are not afraid to break the law. They are not afraid to get hurt in an accident either but they are afraid of ‘kena saman’. Once more strict enforcement is done then only Malaysian will become better motorists. How I wish the day will come.

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  • T20 summons will be higher than B40 using PADU database.

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  • Driving 110kmh on highway on Jun 07, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    will these cameras solve the mat rempit issue? which is causing more harm and endanger the life of other motorists? priority bodo!!!

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  • Stupid Idea on Jun 08, 2023 at 7:07 am

    This creates more traffic jam than less accidents!

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