Fake cameras can boost road safety
BANGI: Install fake cameras on deadly stretches of roads and recruit more women to boost road safety efforts, says a traffic psychologist.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia School of Psychology and Human Development associate professor, Dr Rozmi Ismail said the decoy device recommendation was based on research worldwide for road users to be on guard all the time.
“Install five to 10 fake cameras at crashprone areas or traffic lights. Make the fake cameras visible every 3km or 5km and let the public guess which one is a genuine camera – a real device can be installed in between,” Rozmi told theSun.
Rozmi, who also specialises in experimental psychology said by doing so, the road users will be gripped with the perception of being caught.
The former president of Malaysian Psychological Association also suggested to increase women’s participation in road traffic enforcement agencies due to their “straight as an arrow” stance in enforcing the law.
“No disrespect to the policemen but ladies as enforcement officers have unyielding reputation as law enforcers,” he pointed out.
He said women enforcement officers have shown that they are always firm and do their job without fear and favour.
He said that the male traffic cops tend to be more lenient with offenders.