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AES to start capturing images of traffic offenders at midnight

A digital speed camera is seen deployed in Britain. — Reuters picA digital speed camera is seen deployed in Britain. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The Automated Enforcement System (AES) will start operation from midnight at 14 hot spots to catch those exceeding speed limits and beating the red lights.

In the first phase, 14 cameras were installed in Perak, Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur with 10 of the cameras able to detect speeding while four more detect those beating the traffic light.

Road Transport Department (RTD) director-general, Datuk Solah Mat Hassan said more cameras would be installed at 817 hot locations under phase 2 which would see AES being implemented throughout the country.

He said the setting up of AES was a firm action by government to reduce the number of road accidents.

“AES cameras will be put up at deadly locations which recorded high road accident death rates,” he said in a statement tonight.

Solah said members of the public could check the locations of AES camera in the department’s website at jpj.gov.my. — Bernama