140,000 motorists issued summonses under Awas
SUMMONSES have been issued to more than 140,000 motorists who were captured on camera speeding or beating the red light over the past three months, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai yesterday.
Liow said since the implementation of the Automated Awareness Safety System (Awas) on April 15, 142,135 notices of summons were issued under the system.
“Out of the total notices issued, 12,354 were for motorists who beat the red light while 129,781 were for speeding,” he said in a written reply to a question by Datuk Mahfuz Omar (Pas-Pokok Sena) in Dewan Rakyat.
He said 7,258 motorists had received points under the Awas demerit system.
To date, Liow said, there were 21 Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras managed by Awas.
“Perak has eight AES cameras, three in Kuala Lumpur, two each in Putrajaya, Selangor, Johor and Terengganu, and one each in Kelantan and Kedah.”
Awas is an amalgamation of the demerit system under the Traffic Offences System (Kejara) and AES network of cameras.
Under this system, traffic offenders captured by AES cameras would be issued summonses of between RM150 and RM300.
Motorists who accumulate a maximum of 20 points under the demerit point system could either be issued warnings or have their driving licences suspended or revoked.