100 New AES Camera to be Installed in 2018
We believed this is an important news for the local drivers and travellers out there. There is a huge announcement yesterday and there will be 100 new Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras to be installed nationwide next year in 2018.
‘Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi said the cameras to be installed at highways and federal roads would help ensure road users complied with traffic rules at all times, as it was a 24-hour enforcement system.
“The AES cameras will be added as we (Malaysia) have a goal of reducing the accident rate by 50 per cent by 2020, as per the international-level agreement,” Ab Aziz told reporters during his Aidilfitri Open House at Kampung Parit Jelutong, Parit Raja, here today.
The Sri Gading MP said that at present, there were about 50 AES cameras installed nationwide.
He said all countries had been urged to reduce their accident rates by 50 per cent by the year 2020, and this posed a big challenge to Malaysia as it was among those with the highest accident rates.
“We (the government) also do not want human capital loss due to accidents, therefore, the AES is the best method since it is impartial, because the cameras do not recognise people, and will record all vehicles,” he said.
Ab Aziz also advised road users returning to town after the Hari Raya celebration to take precaution by driving carefully to avoid undesirable incidents, adding that roads would be safer if everyone followed the set traffic rules.’ – Bernama
There are 50 AES cameras in Malaysia right now and there will be additional 100 AES cameras to be added in 2018. In total, there will be 150 AES cameras in 2018 and that is a lot of AES cameras.
You can easily spot the AES camera (as we don’t have the actual picture), it is the big camera that comes with flash permanently located along the highway. There is one prominent AES along PLUS Highway from Nilai to Kajang and it will give you a free picture if you drive faster than 90 km/h. The camera snaps with a bright flash so you know you just caught on AES camera.
AES summon is fixed at RM 150 per fine since last year. It is not cheap so please drive according to the traffic rules and safe travels.