AES to be implemented by year’s end, says minister
KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — The Automated Enforcement System (AES) is expected to be implemented nationwide by the end of the year, deputy transport minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said today.
He said the implementation of the system, originally scheduled for early this year, had to be postponed, as the ministry had to resolve some technical and legal issues to ensure its effectiveness.
He said the government hopes the implementation of the AES would discipline drivers and increase the probability of traffic offenders being caught.
Indirectly, this could make drivers more courteous on the road, he told Bernama.
He said the AES involved the use of technologically advanced cameras and would be able to detect traffic offenders, including those who jump the red light and exceed the speed limit.
However, he said the implementation of the AES was an additional measure to reduce accidents, adding that the most effective ways were for motorists to adopt safe driving habits and abide by all traffic regulations. — Bernama