140,000 mo­torists is­sued sum­monses un­der Awas

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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.

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