Thursday, July 21, 2011

Speeding...you are still being watched.


I have uploaded the latest piece of news for the benefit of all motorists who did not come across the article in The Star.  The cameras are there and seriously, it is not easy to slow down (suddenly) if you are driving on the inner lane. It is actually dangerous to do so due to the fast speed.  I experienced that so do take note of the places where the cameras are.


PETALING JAYA: There are adequate signs to warn motorists of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras at 14 locations nationwide, said Road Transport Department (JPJ) deputy director-general Datuk Ismail Ahmad.
In refuting motorists' claims of inadequate signs leading up to the speed cameras, he said they were prominently displayed.
“The signboards are located between 2km and 3km from the cameras that capture images of speeding vehicles.
“For cameras that record motorists running red lights, the signs are located between 50m and 500m from the traffic lights,” he said.
He added that the signs could be seen clearly even at night. 

Ismail reiterated that the AES was not aimed at issuing summonses, but to reduce speeding and jumping a red light.
The AES went online on Sept 23, with 14 cameras installed in Perak, Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur.
Ten of the cameras are aimed at nabbing those who break the speed limit while the other four will catch motorists who jump the red light.
In just two days, 2,952 offenders were caught on camera 809 for speeding and 2,143 for beating the red light.
More cameras will be installed at 817 blackspots nationwide next year.
To check the AES camera locations, log on to www.jpj.gov.my.

**The below post does not apply now with the new AES system.

Please note these types of speed-trap camera are installed by JPJ along North South Highway and some other highways in the Klang Valley. So watch your speed when you next drive along North-South Highway and many of the highways in the Klang Valley. These newly installed speed trap cameras were the reason behind police's announcement that they would stop their operation of having their traffic police hiding in trenches behind the bushes or along the overhead bridge or overhead highway. Now the police officer just issue the offender with 'saman' backed up by the picture.
**Gosh..Omigosh, I have been driving way past the speed limit up and down the highway!! After the announcement that is.  How darn ignorant can anyone be! Hopefully, 'kena no saman!' (no speeding tickets) :o(

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck to you!

jg

Bubbles...ooo said...

TQ dear. Hopefully...oh hopefully none!

ken said...

lol.. that's scary.. must try to spot it, but i think quite hard la..

Bubbles...ooo said...

Hi Ken, Don't speed.

Arief Arf said...

wah.. got such thing also ah?
thanks alot for the headsup!
X)

Bubbles...ooo said...

Hi Arif, Yes. Be careful when you are driving. Be safe than sorry. Don't speed and kena tangkap! Best regards. :o)