No plans to make dashcams mandatory in cars – Loke

No plans to make dashcams mandatory in cars – Loke

The transport ministry has no plans to make the fitment of dashcams mandatory in all vehicles in the country, transport minister Anthony Loke has said at a media engagement session today.

While the transport ministry had received suggestions on the matter, the ministry needs to consider various aspects, including costs that the general public will incur if the devices are made mandatory, Loke said.

“However, we encourage the installation of dashcams especially in vehicles from the manufacturers. If they [vehicle manufacturers] can install them in their new cars, we will strongly encourage it, but so far we have not made it mandatory,” the minister said.

No plans to make dashcams mandatory in cars – Loke

The transport minister also encouraged bus operators to install dashcams in order to enable the use of recordings as evidence, in the event of road incidents. “[Footage from] dashcams can be used as proof of who is at fault and who should be responsible if there is an accident,” Loke continued.

At the event, the transport ministry revealed that there were 600,000 road accidents recorded last year, with 6,443 deaths recorded for the period. Of these casualties, 65% involved motorcyclists.

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  • patrick on May 16, 2024 at 5:07 pm

    So many crazy people driving on the road, that’s one of the reason why accident and fatality rate so high. Maybe gov can consider make resit driving test compulsury say every 10 years.

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    • Nope. Because he is busy selling number plates. If he was selling dashcams too he will surely push to make it a law to have. Loke is nothing more than a salesman minister.

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    • But why on May 17, 2024 at 4:13 pm

      More like every 2 – 5 years, with the stricter electronic driving tests nowadays, we can effectively cut out millions of cars and incompetent drivers on the road.

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  • You can get as cheap as RM20 to RM30 dashcam for a lower end one. Those after market android head unit in a B40 axia kosong cost more than that.

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    • Those cheap dashcam is not reliable because their battery is not meant for hot whether condition in Malaysia. Many people complaining their battery bulging after warranty expires

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  • Paultan Sr on May 16, 2024 at 5:19 pm

    If no dashcam,in case of to prove siapa salah?
    Just make it mandatory…less work for authorities n lesser chance of corrupt practices.The recordings dont lie.

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  • Even old phones also can work as dashcam. Guys you nned to get at least one.

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  • EV Car Mafia on May 16, 2024 at 5:47 pm

    “We only act when something bad happens. we are not proactive. unless something happen we don’t rock the boat. so wait it something happen, and we will react and then you can applaud us for doing something!! ” … says the “authori….” .. so lets wait !!!

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  • Lala Land on May 16, 2024 at 5:48 pm

    Why cannot make it mandatory for new cars at least?

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  • ThePolygon on May 17, 2024 at 8:09 am

    Please enforced to commercial vehicle first.

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  • Ah Loke aaa, bila mau wajibkan child car seat? Tarak berani ka? Mau play safe? Nasib baik semua Malaysian daftar anak2 mereka as penderma organ.

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  • Gomorrah on May 17, 2024 at 11:25 am

    Can we make enforcement of the Road Traffic Act mandatory? Seems like suka suka only buat operasi at festival time, the rest of the time semua tidur. All this stuff becomes moot if driver behaviour is modified and the only way to do that is to enforce the law – from JPJ side (Ah Loke) and PDRM side (not Ah Loke).

    Also if you’re thinking about making dashcams mandatory, then why not enforce the maximum number of passengers in a vehicle and baby seats then? You can put cameras everywhere, but once people are dead what does it matter?

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