The Automated Enforcement System In Malaysia – A Status Update

The Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) has immense headaches regarding the high rate of accidents in our country, Malaysia today. Besides organizing safety campaigns, or Op Sikap campaigns during festivals such as Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas, J.P.J. made an announcement about the Automated Enforcement System (A.E.S.) sometime in mid of 2010.

Under the A.E.S., busy traffic lights and heavily traffic congested areas especially in Johore Baru, Penang, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur, are to be scrutinised by surveillance cameras or CCTV.

In fact, the Transport Ministry, if I remember clearly, the above system was scheduled to be launched by September 2010 at the latest. What has happened to the A.E.S. anyway? Has it be solved, readers may wish to inquire?

In one of my earlier articles in this blog, a mention was made regarding the use of pyramids by the Road Transport Department of the state of Bombay, India, I think to minimize the high rate of road accidents down there.

Regarding the Automated Enforcement System or A.E.S., the Transport Ministry again made an announcement about it just a few years ago. It appears that the above Ministry is in the process of finalizing the contract with companies which will be involved in the implementation of the A.E.S. For readers information, the A.E.S. is scheduled to use high speed cameras in its project.

The Deputy Minister of the Transport Ministry, Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri told Parliament about this recently. It appears that the high speed surveillance cameras will only be installed only upon the completion of the agreement. Datuk Rahim also reiterated that the A.E.S. will only be enforced 6 months after the contract agreement has been completed.

As such, the public has to bear with the delay for a few months longer. We could therefore safely say that the A.E.S. will only see its appearance in 2012 or later.

For readers’ information, the A.E.S. will be like all other things outsourced. The R.T.D. (Road Transport Department) or the J.P.J. (Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan) does not seem capable of handling such a large scheme. It is said that the private company or provider of the system will be responsible for the system’s upgrading, maintenance, and installation of cameras.

Datuk Rahim also explained to Parliament that even though the A.E.S. was being outsourced to a service provider, nevertheless, photographs which will be used as evidences for speeding offences as well as other related traffic offences will be first of all be verified by the Road Transport Department before it is used.

Like the use of pyramids in Bombay, India, the A.E.S. is intended at reducing the high rate of road accidents which Malaysia is said to be experiencing today. The effectiveness of the A.E.S. has been proven to be very successful in countries like neighbouring Singapore and other foreign countries such as Europe, the United Kingdom as well as the United States.

The public eagerly awaits the implementation of the Automated Enforcement System. With its implementation by 2012, hopefully then, road accidents in this country will finally be reduced. With A.E.S., drivers are advised to think about and most important of all, abide by it or be summoned!

Gone will be the days where motorcyclists or motorists can beat the traffic light as and when they desire. The surveillance cameras at traffic light junctions and other busy areas in the city, will then record your irresponsible action and slap you with a summon which you truly deserve. Irresponsible motorists and road users, your days are in fact numbered! It is as they say, your “D” day has arrived.

By | 2012-09-21T18:07:29+08:00 February 10th, 2012|Driving In Malaysia|8 Comments

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  1. VJ February 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Dear Cikgu Yap,

    Just got a summon where my Parking ticket has expired for about 20 minutes. The summon says the following but the amount is not mentioned anywhere. I’m an expat working in KL. What am I supposed to do now?

    perintah lalulintas jalan 1984

    tiket bayaran tamat tempoh


    a 5515 nor azuan bin abu zarin penguatkuasa/waren lalulintas

    saya bersedia mengkompaun kesalahan seperti yang ditetapkan dalam masa 14 hari (tarikh tamat) dari tarikh notis dicetak, Kegagalan menjelaskan bayaran kompaun akan menyebabkan tindakan mahkamah akan diambil

    • Cikgu Yap February 15, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Irregardless whether it’s 1 minute late or 20, a summons is a summons.

      I gather you must be summoned by the Municipal Council. The above fine is anything from RM40-RM60. It’s a small amount. Pay up the fine. Everything will be all right. In the future, if you are going for an errand for 1 hour, make sure your pay parking meter fee for 2 hours. Remember, penny wise, pound foolish.

  2. Elayne February 15, 2012 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Dear sir,

    I went to renew my P license at JPJ yesterday. The runner standing at outside cut out my P license photo to replace my new license. Will it cause any problems to me? What should I do now?

    • Cikgu Yap February 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm - Reply

      Don’t worry, it’s a small matter.

  3. Injustice February 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap, recently I parked my car on a white line by the side of a road, which I was sure that I wasn’t blocking any other road users. I left my car for around 10 to 15 minutes and when I got back I discovered a summon by PDRM. I thought only those who parked on yellow line will get summon, please correct me if I’m wrong. If I’m right, please tell me how can I lodge complaint against that officer who’d misused his/her power. Thanks.

    • Cikgu Yap February 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      Sometime what one thinks is not justified, might turn out to be reverse instead. In my opinion, you have been summoned correctly by the authorities. Yellow or white lines in fact both denote No Parking. Therefore your intention to lodge a complain shouldn’t arise at all.

  4. KS April 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Hi ikgu Yap. I just received a summon for speeding on 15 Apr 2012. The fine is RM150. Luckily I check summon on myeg. Enforcement Date is 10 May 2012. Will the fine increase after 10 May 2012 for this case? thx

    • Cikgu Yap April 20, 2012 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      Pay up the summons fast. Usually it is RM300.

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