THE AES: 23 September to 31 August 2014, RM51.4 million in unpaid summonses!
NUMBER OF SUMMONSES ISSUED: 1,492,084
NUMBER OF SUMMONSES UNPAID: 1,298,015
YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA
Introduced just two years ago, the RM700 million Automated Enforcement System (AES) to nab speeding motorists is now nothing more than a white elephant, unable to fulfil its purpose to prevent speed violations because of pending legal issues.
Summonses are still being issued under the system – nearly 1.5 million summonses at the latest count – but few people are paying up because a freeze by the Attorney-General on the blacklisting of offenders who don’t pay fines in time is still in place.
The Road Transport Department (RTD) revealed that only some 200,000 summonses out of the total have been settled but without the power to blacklist those who don’t pay, the AES has become an ineffective tool to prevent speeding violations.
RTD director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad told The Malaysian Insider that the AES was still in effect but it was a futile mechanism as long as the freeze stays in place.
“The AES is in operation and we have continued to hand out summonses but there has been no decision from the A-G as yet on whether we can blacklist those who have not paid up within a certain period of time.
“As long as there is no decision on the matter, we cannot blacklist anyone. So this has rendered the AES ineffective,” he said.
AES FINES: OLD AND NEW RATES!
The more you delay, the more you pay!
The Sun Daily
PUTRAJAYA (Oct 10, 2013): The new rates for the Automated Enforcement System (AES) summons will increase cumulatively effective Sept 18 and summons can be paid beginning today since the system was not in place last month.
Before 18 Sep: RM300 for both speeding and traffic light related offences.
However, the government will later decide the next course of action for summons prior to Sept 18.
*COULD WE EXPECT A 50% DISCOUNT IF WE PAID BY THE END OF OCTOBER?
After 18 Sept: The new rates are RM150 for the first 14 days, increasing to RM200 after 15 days and RM300 after 30 days.
The rates will RM300 if you are caught exceeding the speed limit by more than 40km/h.
ONLY IN MALAYSIA!
THE POLICE HAVE TAKEN OVER THE AES AND AS EXPECTED, THEY ARE MAKING YOU AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE!
A 50% DISCOUNT IF YOU PAY YOUR AES FINE NOW!
HURRY! HURRY! HURRY! Limited time period only!
Now you know why Malaysians hardly ever pay their traffic fines until a discount is offer!
Get your 50% discount off AES summonses, offer for a limited time only
Motorists with outstanding Automated Enforcement System (AES) summonses have been offered a discount of 50%… but only if they settle their fines quickly.
This was revealed by acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pic) who added that the operations of AES wll be taken over by a new company fully-owned by the government.
He said the decision to offer a discount was made following recommendations from three sub-committees, which were set up to look into the matter.
THE POLICE WILL TAKE OVER THE AES!
THERE IS ONE ADVANTAGE FOR YOU: WITH THE PRESENT SYSTEM, YOU PAY THE FINE AT JPJ. THEY DON’T GIVE ANY DISCOUNT. IT’S RM300 AND THAT’S IT.
WE KNOW THAT THE POLICE WILL GIVE A DISCOUNT. A RM300 FINE BECOMES RM200. Wait long enough and they may offer you a 50% discount, so RM300 becomes RM150.
Do you believe these words?
“But under my watch, nobody is going to profit from this,” Hisham told a press conference in Putrajaya today, allaying concerns of a possible bailout for the two companies.
The two companies that set up and operated the Automated Enforcement System (AES) will now be taken over by a company wholly owned by the government.
Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that, to ensure transparency, an independent auditor will be appointed by the Ministry of Finance to evaluate the worth of ATES and Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd and determine the cost of the takeover.
“We would have to pay compensation, yes, because we are getting their assets, systems, and perhaps even real estate.
He said the new company AES Solutions Sdn Bhd’s takeover of the two company’s assets and operations, and necessary legislative changes will be ready to be tabled to cabinet for finalisation by the end of the year.
AES in police hands now, says Home Minister – Bernama
The Automated Enforcement System (AES) operations have been officially handed over to police, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said in Kuala Terengganu today.
“I confirm that the AES has been officially handed over to the police. It’s now in force at all locations where the cameras are installed,” he told a press conference after visiting the Terengganu police headquarters here.
So far 14 AES cameras are operating nationwide except for Malacca which is still in the process of identifying suitable locations.
14 September 2013| last updated at 08:54AM
Police to take over AES
KUALA LUMPUR: Police will likely take over the Automatic Enforcement System (AES) from the two concessionaires awarded the contract.
Sources told the New Straits Times that acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is expected to make the announcement on the takeover next Wednesday.
“The overriding factor for this decision is to ensure that the system acts as a deterrent and not to make a profit. It will also ensure that there are no competing parallel systems of enforcement and issuing of summonses,” said a source.
The police, said the source, were the likely choice as the force already have the infrastructure, experience and manpower in running its own speed trap camera system compared with the Road Transport Department (RTD) which may not have adequate personnel or expertise to take over the operations of the AES. The decision to hand over the task to either one of the agencies, said the source, took into account public grievances over the privatisation of enforcement and the issuance of summonses as well as to streamline all elements of road safety spanning across all agencies involved in AES.
A CUNNING BUSINESS TACTIC:
JUST AFTER THE POINT WHERE THE SPEED LIMIT IS LOWERED FROM 110KPH TO 90KPH, PLACE A CAMERA.
This driver is caught for doing 103kmh in a 90kmh zone.
A good business tactic but strictly unethical.
Note the place: KM301.6 Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan
“The principle and purpose of AES is to ensure road safety, but from the feedback we received, the two main issues people are concerned about are the privatisation of the enforcement and private companies getting benefits from the fines. So we are going to address that,” Hishammuddin said.
Govt mulls taking over AES operations
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 20, 2013): The government is looking into taking over the operations and enforcement of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) from the present private concessionaires.
Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said should the proposal be accepted, the operations will be handed to an appointed government-owned company.
He added that a steering committee involving various government agencies such as the Ministry of Finance, Road Transport Department (RTD), police, Attorney-General Chambers, Economic Planning Unit, Pemandu and Public Works Department, would also be established.
Hishammuddin said the steering committee is tasked to determine the direction and the expansion of AES including the guidelines in legal, finance, operation and communication aspects.
“I will be chairing the committee and the proposals highlighted during the Economic Council (EC) meeting will be discussed thoroughly.
They still hide behind trees and bushes in Ipoh!
1 On Tiger Lane, a policeman would hide behind a tree and watch: see if you beat the red light at the junction of Jalan Gopeng and Tiger Lane. Then, some kind person cut down that tree! Haha, now the policeman has to stand on the roadside, and everyone can see him!
2 Another spot the police love to hide is the row of short trees along Jalan Tambun that faces the Chinese cemetery. It is easy to locate: as you come from town (where the fountain is), you pass the Ipoh Specialist Center (known to Ipohites as The Great White Shark) on your left, and then you reach a roundabout. After the roundabout, take the 180 degree turn, and just before the left turn into Canning Garden, you will see a row of trees.
THAT’S THE SPOT.
Once they shoot you speeding, they will send you a summons.
3 Sometimes, again on Jalan Tambun, a policeman hides behind a tree on the divider (in the middle of the road). He is usually positioned just after the Ipoh Specialist Center. After the roundabout, several policemen will be waiting, having blocked off one of the two lanes. They will wave you down.
Have a nice chat, then. If you’re a girl, it will be, “Ah Moi, you tahu apa you buat salah?”
NO CHANCE THE MALAYSIAN EQUIVALENT OF THIS WILL HAPPEN HERE.
This is the policeman you will not see all along the road. He is hiding behind a milestone to find out whether you are driving too fast.
NOT ENOUGH AES CAMERAS?
Terima Kasih kerana menjaga keselamatan jalanraya kami.
MAYBE THEY DO THIS WITH NON-AES CAMERAS?
This was a December 2013 photo.
One day, in 2012, when I was traveling from Ipoh to Penang on the PLUS Highway, I swept round a curved section of the highway at a speed above the limit for that section of the road and HORROR OF HORRORS!
THERE WAS A TRAFFIC POLICEMAN MANNING A CAMERA! OH NO!
OH YES!!! The camera was pointing at the ground and his face was pointed at the sky.
He was fast asleep, it being almost noon.
Got away! Not shot, no summon….
Published on Aug 2, 2013
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein will annouce a major decision on the Automated Enforcement System adtwer Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.
Decision on AES after Raya
Saturday August 3, 2013 MYT 7:14:20 AM
Decision on AES after Raya
By ZUHRIN AZAM AHMAD
PUTRAJAYA: A major decision on the Automated Enforcement System (AES) will be announced after the Raya celebrations, said acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
He said the decision would take into consideration grouses and views from the public and all stakeholders involved in the system.
“We have heard all comments and views. But in making the decision, we must balance between public safety and the grouses.
“The Government knows that the public is unhappy over why a third party is enforcing the system and collecting the fines. We will come out with a fair decision,” he told newsmen after launching the national road safety campaign here yesterday in conjunction with the festive season.
PARLIAMENT Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein today said that about 80 percent of compounds collected from the Automated Enforcement System (AES) summonses have been paid to the private companies which implemented the system.
In a written reply to Kota Melaka MP Sim Tong Him, Hishammuddin said that as of May 15 this year, RM13,550,758 have been paid to the private companies while the government got the remaining RM3,429,910.
The companies which implemented the AES system are ATES Sdn Bhd and Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd, which are entitled to a cut of all summonses in a three-tier payment system according to its concession agreement.
Furthermore, he said a total of 673,339 AES summonses have been issued by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) as of June 11 this year since its implementation on Sept 23, 2012.
However, only about 10 percent of the total summonses have been paid in the same period, amounting to a total of RM20,020,500.
Thus far, 14 cameras are operational nationwide, and a total of 418 cameras will be working once the full roll-out is completed.
|Harakahdaily,||04 July 2013|
Jul 4: The company involved in the controversial Automatic Enforcement System has been paid a whopping RM13.55 million as of May 15 being part of service fee.
The figure was provided by the Transport ministry in its reply to Sepang member of parliament Hanipa Maidin yesterday.
Up to June 11, the Road Transport Department issued a total of 673,339 summonses captured through the AES.
“There is abuse of power in the implementation of AES from the point of law. The summonses paid by AES offenders should be passed to treasury but this is paid to private company,” Hanipa explained.
IS IT TRUE?
Speeding summonses issued to two super-luxury sports cars caught on Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras have vanished from the Road Transport Department (RTD) record, raising questions as to whether they were intentionally deleted.
Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching (left) pointed to reports in Chinese newspapers last November that a Maserati GranTurismo and a bright red Ferrari were caught speeding at 268kph and 243kph respectively by AES, just over one month after the implementation of this new traffic offence system.
The reports even quoted RTD assistant director (enforcement) Ahmad Nasir Abdul Gani as saying that the two sports cars were unmistakably caught by the AES cameras, moving at breakneck speeds.
However, a parliamentary written reply from the transport minister to a question raised by Teo said the AES record lists no such cases.
Is RTD capable of keeping correct records?
“So, my first question is whether the RTD is capable of keeping a correct record on the AES? An RTD assistant director was quoted, yet the transport minister now claims that there was no such record. Was the record deleted for some unknown reasons?
“Or perhaps, the story of the Maserati and Ferrari was fabricated to justify the implementation of AES?
“The implementation of AES never received a warm welcome from the general public. Could the story have been created to add weight to its implementation?” asked the DAP lawmaker.
Awas AES dimana2 pic.twitter.com/lvNkBLqPRU
A list of 26 AES camera in Kedah.
Do speed cameras cause accidents?
Last updated on 9 June 2013 – 10:34pm
PETALING JAYA (June 9, 2013): A study has found that the use of speed cameras on roads may not be as effective as first suggested by road authorities around the world.
A recent study in the UK shows that speed cameras may increase the risk of a fatal or serious accident in some areas.
According to the RAC Foundation, which carried out the study, the cameras that were placed appear to be causing accidents rather than preventing them.
It highlights a number of sites where collision rates have risen “markedly” since cameras were put in place, raising doubts about the usefulness of speed cameras.
RAC Foundation director Professor Stephen Glaister said the research also highlights 21 camera sites where the number of collisions appear to have risen enough to be investigated if cameras were the cause of these accidents.
“This may or may not be related to the cameras, but warrants further investigation. Therefore, we have now written to a number of local authorities suggesting they examine the positioning and benefits of these cameras,” he said in a Daily Mail report on Friday.
Speed camera data going back to 1990 was released in 2011 as part of the UK government’s order to councils to make speed camera operations transparent to the public.
It details accident statistics before and after fixed speed cameras were installed.
But since 2011 only a third – 12 out of 36 – of the partnerships responsible for the figures have published the information which complies with official transport department guidance.
The result is the full extent of the speed camera danger cannot easily be determined.
Perak state Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Energy and Water Committee chairman Datuk Ramly Zahari is proud that Perak is involved in the AES pilot project.
The AVSS would be implemented in the AES’ final phase of implementation. By then, 831 cameras would have been set up nationwide to nab those who go over the speed limit or beat the red light at traffic junctions.
He said that later, motorists would be penalised for other traffic offences, such as driving without safety belts, driving while talking on the handphone and overtaking on the emergency lane.
Meanwhile, Perak state Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Energy and Water Committee chairman Datuk Ramly Zahari who was present at the AES control centre, said he was proud that Perak was involved in the AES pilot project.
“Now that we have seven AES cameras in Perak, there are fewer people disobeying the traffic rules.
DEAR FOREIGNER, WE WANT YOUR MONEY, TOO! ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE SINGAPOREAN…
6 March 2013| last updated at 01:12AM
No escape for errant foreign motorists beware
In the 1980s, there was a TUSSLE FOR CONTROL between the Ipoh City Council and the Road Transport Dept (RTD, or JPJ). The City Council installed new SPEED SIGNS for Jalan Harimau (now Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah). It raised the speed limit to 80kph.
Along the same stretch of road, there were these two signs, one for 70kph and the other for 80kph!
However, motorists were stopped by the RTD officers and given speeding tickets when they passed the SPEED LIMIT OF 70kph. Since the RTD had jurisdiction over Jalan Harimau, those issued a summons had to pay a fine.
Needless to say, after numerous complaints about misleading 8okph signs, the Ipoh City Council removed their signs. They had NO jurisdiction.
BEWARE OF THE RTD ON FEDERAL ROADS IN PENANG!
Selangor puts blanket freeze on federal jobs pending AES appeal
SHAH ALAM, Feb 21 ― The Selangor government today ordered a freeze on all federal projects in the state, including highway and light rail transit (LRT) projects, pending an appeal of a landmark decision on the controversial Automatic Enforcement System (AES).
This follows a decision by a High Court today to disallow the Sepang Municipal Council (MPS) from removing the speed cameras, ruling that the federal government is the proper authority on AES rather than the local council.
“The state government also has directed its Economic Planning Unit to provide a list of federal development plans,” Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said here in a statement.
“The plans will be checked again by the State Executive Council to ensure that the Selangor citizens’ and the state government’s interests are guaranteed.”
High Court disallows Sepang council from removing speed cameras
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd, the contractor of the controversial Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras, today won its judicial review application against the Sepang Municipal Council (MPS).
The private firm had challenged MPS notices last year to dismantle its cameras on the PLUS and SKVE highways and had previously argued that these were declared to be federal roads and are not under Selangor’s jurisdiction.
In what is seen as a landmark decision, Justice Datuk Zaleha Yusof today ruled that the federal government is the proper authority to grant approval for the AES poles with cameras, rather than the local council.
“Based on the above, I am of the opinion that the spots where those AES structures are located are within the federal roads and do not fall within the jurisdiction of the respondent.
“The application is allowed,” the judge said, adding that there is no order to costs as this was a matter of public interest.
THE ROAD TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT REALLY WANTS YOUR MONEY SO BADLY THAT IT WILL INSTALL THE CAMERAS ANYWAY…ON FEDERAL ROADS IN PENANG!
RTD: AES installation can proceed without Penang’s nod
BUTTERWORTH, Feb 15 — The Road Transport Department (RTD) is not required to obtain permission from the Penang Government to install Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras along federal roads in the state.
“If the state government still did not agree to the installation of AES, we will install the system in the federal roads, and they can’t stop (us) because the streets are under the federal government,” he said at an ‘Op Selamat Chinese New Year Road Safety Campaign’ press conference here today.
No permission needed as AES cameras are not buildings, argues contractor
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — The contractor of the controversial Automated Enforcement System (AES) argued today that the notices served by the Selangor government are not valid since it did not erect any offending building.
In a judicial review today, Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd also claimed that the AES poles were erected for and on behalf of government enforcement agencies, which does not require the company to obtain approval from any parties.
The applicant respectfully submits that no reasonable person would interpret a pole and camera to constitute a ‘building’,” counsel Alex de Silva told the Appellate and Special Powers Court here.
Justice Datuk Zaleha Yusof is expected to deliver her decision on February 21.
“The court must act independently and not take orders from the public prosecutor,” Abu Talib told The Malaysian Insider in a recent interview.
Drop AES summonses, refund fines, former A-G tells Gani Patail
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1 — The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) should withdraw all traffic summonses issued under the controversial Automated Enforcement System (AES) and refund the cash paid up by motorists it had penalised now that the privatised system has proven to be defective, said Tan Sri Abu Talib Othman, weighing in on the hot-button topic ahead of Election 2013.
The Attorney-General for 13 years, the retired civil servant described the privatised traffic enforcement system rolled out last September as a clear case of the government putting the cart before the horse and done thoughtlessly without respect for the rule of law or fundamental rights.
“It is totally unfair and unreasonable to allow a summons to be issued but does not allow the prosecution of the case if the person or persons summoned wish to challenge the action of the authorities. Where does he or she go to seek justice?
A-G admits to weaknesses in AES
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail has admitted there are weaknesses in the controversial Automated Enforcement System (AES) to nab traffic offenders, but said his office was still in discussions over how to resolve the matter.
In a report today by Mingguan Malaysia, the country’s top lawyer said the decision over the fate of the thousands of summonses issued so far under the system could not revealed yet as it involves the cooperation of numerous agencies.
The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) and the federal government came under fire last month for freezing the prosecution of traffic offenders under the AES yet allowing the system to continue operating.
The freeze was ordered following an outcry after the system issued nearly 300,000 summonses since it kicked off on September 23.
But shortly after the freeze, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said the AES would still operate as usual and summonses would continue to be issued, drawing more criticisms from those opposing the system.
Kong also appeared to admit that there are legal issues related to the AES summonses themselves, and that the ministry was in the process of resolving the complication.
BEFORE THE AES: KUALA LUMPUR FOLKS ALONE PAID RM10MILLION A YEAR IN TRAFFIC FINES!
AFTER THE AES? YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS MINE….
Motorists in Kuala Lumpur pay fines of up to RM10 million every year for traffic offences.
According to Kuala Lumpur police, 22,054 traffic summonses were issued between January and September last year and 33,836 issued in 2010, totalling RM10.15 million.
City Traffic Police chief, ACP Rusli Mohd Noor said 35,185 traffic summonses were issued to motorists between January and September last year for beating traffic lights.
Fines incurred last year amounted to RM10.55 million.
Under the Road Transport Act 1987, if road users beat traffic signals, they are liable to a fine of RM300.
Rusli said the summonses were issued based on camera recordings at traffic light junctions. Some were issued by traffic policemen stationed at the city’s streets.
THE CAMERAS WILL KEEP FILMING, PRINTING MONEY MORE QUICKLY THAN EVEN ANY CENTRAL BANK!
Putrajaya maintains AES speed traps cameras despite summons hearing freeze
PETALING JAYA, Dec 26 – Putrajaya will continue operating the controversial Automated Enforcement System (AES) speed trap cameras despite the freeze on summons hearing by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) last week, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha.
Kong told The Malaysian Insider the authorities will keep on issuing AES summons despite increasing resistance from the public and opposition leaders from Pakatan Rakyat.
Cartoon from Mangoliar, courtesy of Jeyasingam Veluppillai
Foo drove a Toyota Vios, WJM 9999 while the car featured in the photograph taken by the AES camera is a Toyota Camry, WJW 9999.
His car is of a different make, colour and even has a different license plate number, yet an automated enforcement system (AES) summons arrived at the home of Foo Teck Heng, instructing him to appear at the Magistrate’s Court to answer for speeding.
More confusing still, 46-year-old Foo, who lodged a police report at the Sagil police station in Muar over the matter, claimed he was nowhere near the area of the supposed traffic violation at the time stated in the summons issued to him.
Huge profit motive
While the principle of an AES is undeniably good, and it can and should be extended to other areas, there are a couple of fatal flaws with it.
First, as in many things in Malaysia, AES has become a money-making venture for private, connected businesses when it was simple enough for the enforcement authorities to run it themselves.
And, second, because it was handed over to the private sector to implement, there is a huge profit motive behind it and high, inflated costs associated with its implementation, which has to be factored into returns to the investors.
P GUNASEGARAM has been a journalist and analyst for over 30 years, having worked in key positions in Malaysian newspapers and magazines including Business Times, Malaysian Business, The Edge and The Star. He has also worked as an analyst and head of equity research at local and foreign brokerage firms. Early next year, he will help launch business news portal KiniBiz in a joint venture with Malaysiakini.
A TEST CASE!
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Automated Enforcement System (AES) concessionaire Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd has obtained leave for a judicial review of a Sepang Municipal Council (MPS) directive to dismantle two speed cameras.
Beta Tegap lawyer Fiona Bodipalar said the Appellate and Special Powers Division of the Kuala Lumpur High Court has granted leave for the judicial review to be heard on Feb 14.
Fiona said Justice Zaleha Yusof had in chambers also granted an order that MPS “will not take action to dismantle or cover” the cameras until the matter is disposed of.
“MPS has consented to the order,” she said today.
Tuesday December 18, 2012 MYT 7:49:50 PM
A-G freezes all court proceedings related to AES summonses
PUTRAJAYA: The Attorney General Chamber’s (AGC) has decided to freeze all court proceedings related to summonses issued under the Automated Enforcement System (AES).
This is to allow time for the AGC to study legal concerns that were raised in these cases.
He believes that the withdrawals may be connected to legal objections to the prosecution of AES cases.
Recent developments may point to a mass withdrawal of traffic summonses issued using the Automated Enforcement System (AES) with cases being withdrawn from proceedings in at least two courts since yesterday.
“This actually happened from yesterday but our lawyers were not able to attend yesterday’s cases,” related anti-postal summons group Kase legal adviser Zulhazmi Shariff.
“But today I was told that at the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court, (Road Transport Department, RTD) officers collected the AES summonses from the respondents and told them to go home. Their cases were not heard in court.”
He also related how two cases he handled today as well as eight more due for hearing tomorrow and on Friday have been postponed for one month by the DPPs concerned due to ‘incomplete documentation’.
Putrajaya mulls freezing AES to avoid duplicating police speed traps
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 — Putrajaya is considering holding back the implementation of the controversial Automated Enforcement System (AES) to avoid duplicating the police summons system that can double the hardship to motorists, sources say.
The police, who enforce the speeding laws, have said they will continue enforcement and put up mobile speed traps near the AES cameras, raising the prospect of dual fines for errant motorists.
“The government is considering putting on hold the implementation of the AES due to the duplication of the summons system. That will cause hardship,” a source told The Malaysian Insider.
AND THE MONEY COME$ ROLLING IN!!!
Since 23 September 2012: 274,000 summonses issued, 10,000 paid. How much has been collected? At an average of RM100, that’s RM1m. If the average is RM200, that makes RM2million.
Free Malaysia Today
More than 10,000 pay up AES summonses
While politicians are squabbling over the Automated Enforcement System (AES), some 10,000 motorist have paid up summonses issued under the controversial system.
KUALA LUMPUR: More than 10,000 motorists have settled their Automated Enforcement System (AES) summonses out of 274,000 issued since the system was implemented on Sept 23.
Four AES cameras in Perak vandalised: RTD
FOUR of the seven Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras installed in Perak since October have been vandalised
1 KM205.6 near Kamunting along the North South Expressway.
2 KM373.2 in Slim River along the North South Expressway.
3 Jalan Pasir Putih.
The cameras were either damaged or splashed with paint.
831 Places to get your money for speeding!
Monday December 10, 2012
JPJ to proceed with AES
KUALA TERENGGANU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will proceed with its decision to install the Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras at 831 locations nationwide before the end of next year for the safety of road users.
Director-General Datuk Solah Mat Hassan said although the move was opposed by various quarters, even becoming politicised, the JPJ was adamant in implementing the system which was currently used in several developed countries.
“We will not postpone our plan to implement the AES because it is a noble effort,” he told reporters before holding a closed- door meeting with state JPJ officers here today.
However, he lamented, the same could not be said for the courts in Putrajaya, Kajang and Kuala Lumpur, as they continued to issue summonses to those who admitted guilt to various traffic offences.
Summonses issued under the Automated Enforcement System (AES) are invalid and Road Transport Department (RTD) officers do not have the power to issue summonses, or even charge the alleged offenders in court, PAS says.
The Islamic party’s anti-postal summons group, Kase, said charging offenders in court by the RTD would breach the Road Transport Act 1984, which states that only the public prosecutor or a person acting on his authority can do so.
“We will object any charge in court before it is read out. Based on the Act, the charges cannot be pressed if those doing so are RTD officers as they don’t have the right to do so,” Kase legal adviser Zulhazmi Sharif (right) said.
“The public prosecutor, or at the very least his deputy, should be the ones representing the RTD,” Zulhazmi told a press conference at the PAS headquarters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
“For RTD to present the charge, it needs to have consent from the public prosecutor. If it does not have the sanction, it can’t take action,” he said, adding that consent could only be given in writing.
Zulhazmi elaborated that when he objected to one such charge brought by an RTD officer in a Sepang magistrate’s court yesterday morning, the court suspended all such cases until a deputy public prosecutor replaced the RTD officer.
|Harakahdaily,||03 December 2012|
Dec 3: The Selangor state government has given the Transport ministry three days to dismantle structures erected at two spots in the state for the purpose of the controversial Automatic Enforcement System.
State exco for Local Government, Research and Development Ronnie Liu warned that if the Federal authority failed to take down the cameras, the Sepang Municipal Council would tear them down at the end of this week.
“We give the ministry two to three more days to dismantle them. If not, we will tear them down ourselves,” said Liu, adding that the media would be informed before action was taken as part of the state government’s transparency policy.
Earlier, Liu accompanied by exco for Agriculture Modernization, Natural Resources and Entrepreneurial Development, Yaakob Sapari toured the two structures located each along the South Klang Valley Expressway and North-South Highway (PLUS).
The state had prior to this given the ministry a deadline of two weeks to dismantle the AES cameras after deciding not to allow its implementation in the state.
It said it had not been convinced of the system’s effectiveness in reducing accidents as claimed by AES proponents.
“The state government has instructed all local councils to inform the ministry stating the installation of AES cameras has violated laws, and must not be implemented until this is fulfilled,” said Selangor Menteri besar Khalid Ibrahim on November 9.
Police have 124 speed cameras worth RM23.5m, says Hisham
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — The police have 124 units of speed trap cameras with each unit costing hundreds of thousands of ringgit, the Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has told Parliament.
“…since 1995, PDRM has been supplied with speed trap cameras in stages. Up till now, the total of such cameras is 124 units.
“The price for each unit is as follows: a) Laser Digicam model at a total of 85 units with the price of RM173,925.00 per unit; and b) Laser Trucam model at a total of 39 units with the price of RM223,500.00 per unit,” Hishammuddin wrote in a parliamentary reply yesterday that was released today.
The total cost of the cameras is RM23,500,125.
PAS has lodged police reports against AES contractors for allegedly using vehicles with the Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) colours and logo to install the cameras at various locations.
Pokok Sena MP Mahfuz Omar and Jerai MP Mohd Firdaus Jaafar made the reports at the Dang Wangi police headquarters today.
They each made a report claiming that two vehicles, one registered to ATES Sdn Bhd and one registered to Preferred Synergy Sdn Bhd, were caught on camera bearing JPJ’s colours and logo.
17 Nov 2012
Malaysia Federal traffic police refute death toll claim
Amendments to the Road Transport (Camera-Recorded Offences) Rules 2012, in September 2012 have been approved by the Transport Minister.
Saturday November 17, 2012
Signboards to alert motorists of both police cameras and AES
By YUEN MEIKENG and AUSTIN CAMOENS
PETALING JAYA: All speed traps, including those set up by the police, must now have warning signs alerting motorists of the cameras ahead.
Signboards must also be put up before traffic light junctions to warn road users of cameras that would capture images of those who beat the red light.
Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement director Jaafar Mohamed said for speed traps, warning signs would be placed between two and three kilometres away from police mobile cameras and those operated under the Automated Enforcement System (AES).
“We have also agreed to an additional signboard within a kilometre of the camera to further caution the motorists,” he said in an interview.
This means that there would be at least two warning signs to alert motorists of cameras ahead to effectively curb speeding.
A warning sign against failure to obey a red signal must also be displayed between 50 and 500m from the location of the detector system for a static camera before traffic light junctions.
Saturday November 17, 2012
Those caught without warning must still pay
PETALING JAYA: If you are among motorists caught speeding before warning signs were made mandatory, you will have to pay the price for committing the offence.
Federal deputy traffic chief Asst Comm Mohd Fuad Abd Latiff said those caught on police cameras would still have to pay because the standard operating procedure then did not require warning signs.
“It was not a law requirement then for police to warn motorists of speed traps.
Those who have been issued summonses should immediately pay up,” he told The Star yesterday.
LOCATION OF AES CAMERAS IN SELANGOR
1 At Km6.6 of the South Klang Valley Expressway.
2 At Km301.6 on the north-bound side of the North-South Expressway.
HOWEVER, THEY MAY NOT BE THERE FOR MUCH LONGER:
|12:59PM Nov 12, 2012|
The Selangor government will issue a 14-day ultimatum to the Transport Ministry from today, to dismantle the two Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras in the state.
NO AES CAMERAS INSTALLED YET IN PENANG
AES Camera Location
AES Camera Location
The Automated Enforcement System (AES) is now active ! Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) has announced in its website that 14 AES camera has been installed at various location in Selangor, Perak, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.
There are few type of AES camera in this 14 hotspot location namely mobile, fixed and also traffic light camera. Based on JPJ statement, these 14 locations is hotspot location where the risk of accident is high. Ten are to catch speed limit breakers and four to catch those who jump traffic lights.
AES Camera Location
||GPS Coordinate||Speed Limit||Camera Type
|KM D7.7 Sungai Besi
|Jalan Persianran Timur, Putrajaya
|Jalan Lebuh Sentosa
|Km 6.6 Jalan Kajang/Puchong
|Jalan Klang Lama
|KM7 Jalan Maharajalela Teluk
|KM 376, L/Raya PLUS – Slim River
|KM 91 Jalan Ipoh – Butterworth
|KM 85.5 Jalan Ipoh – Kuala Lumpur
|KM 205.6 Taiping Utara
|KM 26 Jalan Ipoh – Kuala Kangsar
|Jalan Pasir Putih (Near TNB)
www.malaysia-kini.com/2012/09/aes-camera-location – Cached
The AES Camera in Sungei Siput, 30km from Ipoh
It is at the traffic-light junction along Jalan Besar-Jalan Lintang Lasah. It is right in front of the Sungai Siput magistrate’s court.
Motorists refuse to give way to ambulance because of AES camera thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2012/11/8/metroper… – Cached
Hang Jebat | Nov 02, 2012
***Sumber Berita Dari:
Sementara kerajaan Barisan Nasional sedang sibuk memansang kemera-kamera AES untuk mengaut keuntungan melalui syarikat kroni sekaligus menzalimi rakyat Malaysia, saudara kita yang bernama Kevin Chua telah memperkenalkan aplikasi (Android sahaja) yang boleh mengesan kemera-kamera AES. Setelah applikasi itu di muat turun dan install dalam Android, aplikasi itu akan mula berfungsi, dimana aplikasi itu akan keluarkan bunyi amaran apabila mengesan kamera AES. Kamera AES akan dikesan semasa anda berada dalam jarak 1000m/1KM dengan kamera AES. Jangan lupa hidupkan/ON applikasi GPS di Android semasa anda dalam perjalanan.
APLIKASI INI ADALAH PERCUMA!!!!!
Secara peribadi dan mewakili Media Perak, saya ucapkan Tahniah dan Terima Kasih
***Sumber Berita Dari: http://mediaperak.net/2012/11/02/panas-aplikasi-pengesan-camera-aes/
Klick DISINI untuk Muat Turun Aplikasi AES Detector/ Pengesan AES
Untuk maklumat lanjut, Klick DISINI
***Sumber Berita Dari: http://mediaperak.net/2012/11/02/panas-aplikasi-pengesan-camera-aes/
Perhaps we should not expect accuracy in the locations provided. How would money be made if we know where the real sites are? It would defeat the “Take photo, take money” policy.
The PAS-backed Kempen Anti-Saman Ekor (Kase) today questioned the 831 locations published by the Road Transport Department (RTD) where the Automatic Enforcement System (AES) would be set up, pointing out that some of the locations provided were downright incredulous.
“The list has created a lot of confusion… for Jalan Baru Balik Pulau, route P106, we checked the coordinates and the location given was in the middle of the sea.
“Is this AES camera to capture ships? Perhaps a Scorpene submarine will be emerging there,” Kase legal adviser Zulhaimi Shariff told a press conference at the Parliament lobby this afternoon.
A check on Google Maps with coordinates at latitude of 5.193910 and longtitude 100.122044 found the location was off the south-west shore of Penang island.
Another example, he said, was the coordinates provided for a traffic light between Jalan Bintong and Jalan Padang Katong which showed it was in the middle of the jungle within the Perlis State Park.
“The problem is the locations announced by RTD are inaccurate, they should postpone it and do a proper site visit before announcing the locations,” he said.
More cameras, more money!
Do you know where the AES cameras are located?
Send me a photo and the location!
Here is the AES camera in Ipoh, along Jalan Pasir Putih. It is at the junction of Jalan Pasir Putih, Jalan King and Jalan Temenggor.
Here are the details.
|7.||Jalan Pasir Putih (Berhampiran TNB)||A0184||Ipoh||-||4.5817,101.0820||Lampu Isyarat||JKR Negeri Perak|
Here are the photos
I started from Jalan Yang Kalsom, got to Jalan Pasir Putih, found a parking lot, and began walking and snapping photos.
About 100 metres from the camera, there is a sign: BEWARE, WE WANT YOUR MONEY!
As you walk along the road, you will soon see the AES camera on the right. A shopkeeper told me that the camera can be heard and bright flashes can be see OFTEN.
Here is the camera!
Jalan King is a lesser road that leads from Pasir Pinji. A motorcyclist shot across when the light was still red, and the camera went into action: two bright flashes accompanied by cracking sounds. GOT HIM!
Photo taken from the market. As I stood there just outside the market, a lorry screeched to a halt when the light turned yellow. He smiled as I asked, “Camera?” He pointed at it…
Photo taken from TNB sub-station. A car shot past and the camera snapped it. Got it!
This is the Pasir Putih market.
From an unnamed source
PENGESAHAN LOKASI PROJEK AUTOMATED ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM (AES)
BAGI FASA PERCUBAAN (PILOT STAGE)
|No.||Lokasi||No. laluan||Daerah||Kelajuan (kmh)||Koordinat||Satuts Kamera||Pihak Berkuasa Jalan|
|1.||KM 7 Jalan Maharajalela Teluk Intan||F0058||Hilir Perak||90||3.97649,100.98882||Mobile||JKR Negeri Perak||-|
|2.||KM 376, L/Raya PLUS – Slim River||E0001||Tanjung Malim||110||3.84434,101.40277||Fixed||LLM|
|3.||KM 91 Jalan Ipoh -Butterworth||F0001||Kerian||60||4.78145,100.73517||Mobile||JKR Negeri Perak|
|4.||KM 85.5 Jalan Ipoh – Kuala Lumpur||F0001||Tapah||90||3.9657, 101.3270||Fixed||JKR Negeri Perak|
|5.||KM 205.6 Taiping Utara||E0001||Taiping||110||4.90453,100.66797||Fixed||LLM|
|6.||KM 26 Jalan Ipoh – Kuala Kangsar||F0001||Sungai Siput||-||4.81681,101.07807||Lampu Isyarat||JKR Negeri Perak|
|7.||Jalan Pasir Putih (Berhampiran TNB)||A0184||Ipoh||-||4.5817,101.0820||Lampu Isyarat||JKR Negeri Perak|
From a friend
Correction: AES camera location update. Northbound KL-Ipoh KM 376.2 near slim river. Not 375.2 reported earlier.
From KL to Ipoh at Km375.2
As for as I know there is a permanent AES camera, north bound from KL to Ipoh at Km375.2. The JPJ published the location at km373 which is incorrect. Drivers need to slow down when they see the big signboard warning of speed camera ahead at Km377 (approx.) The camera works even at night with a yellow flash if you are caught speeding above 120km/hr. I did no notice any camera fitted southbound from Ipoh to Kl. anyone seen any permanent camera?
Wednesday September 26, 2012
Leeway given to drivers under Automated Enforcement System
By EILEEN NG
Solah also said the system started on Sunday with 14 cameras installed at accident-prone areas in Perak, Selangor, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur 10 to catch speed limit breakers and four to nab those who beat the red light.
In those two days, 2,952 offenders were caught on camera 809 for speeding and 2,143 for beating the red light, he added.
Solah said that cameras would be installed at 817 blackspots nationwide in the next one year.
Saturday August 18, 2012 MYT 6:52:00 PM
Cops: Do not believe postings of speed trap locations in blogs, facebook
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have advised motorists to ignore postings on blogs and facebook that claim to have details of speed trap locations in conjunction with Aidilfitri.
Police in its facebook page said postings of locations for speed trap and CCTV cameras set up by police was not true because police do not have a permanent location for speed traps or cameras.
“We want to advise motorists to not believe postings on blogs or facebook,” said a police statement on facebook.
Such postings had been uploaded two days before Op Selamat was launched…
Police said postings on the facebook titled ‘Speed Trap Locations in conjunction with Aidilfitri 2012 PLUS’ claimed that police had set up speed traps at 40 locations along the North-South Expressway, New Klang Valley Expressway and (NKVE), ELITE Highway and Kesas Highway.
Bawah jambatan di kira-kira 456km, Sg Buloh simpang
Bawah jambatan di kira-kira 459km, Bukit Lanjan interchange
Bawah restoran jejantas di Sg Buloh
Bawah jambatan terakhir sebelum tol Sg Besi pada 309.2km
Bawah jambatan di 296.5km, persimpangan Bangi
Bawah jambatan baru dibina di 289.0km, selepas simpang Utara Penilaian
Bawah jambatan di 286.5km, Penilaian Utara simpangPLUS South Bound (Menghala ke Selatan)
Bawah papan tanda pada kira-kira 454.6km dan 455.2km, Sg Buloh layby
Bawah jambatan selepas simpang Subang pada 11.3km
Bawah jambatan di 22km, simpang Bukit Lanjan
Bawah jambatan sebelum Mint hotel, Sg Besi Tol. 80km/h (zon)
Bawah jambatan di 302.8km, persimpangan Kajang
Kira-kira 1km selatan persimpangan Bangi
Di 296.5km and 297km, persimpangan Bangi
Bawah jambatan yang baru dibina di 289.0km, sebelum simpang Nilai Utara
Di 285.5km dan 285.8km, persimpangan Nilai Utara
Pada pembahagi pusat 251.8km dan 253km selepas simpang Senawang
Selepas simpang Alor Gajah at 213.9km, sebelah taman tema air
Di halangan kanan pada 198.4kmElite Central Link East / North Bound
Pada sebelah kiri di 4.8km selepas Batu Tiga / Shah Alam keluar
Bawah restoran jejantas di persimpangan USJ / Hicom kira-kira 8.5km/h. 90km/h(Zon)
Bawah jambatan sebelum simpang USJ / Hicom di 10.5kmElite Central Link West / South Bound
Bawah restoran jejantas di persimpangan USJ / Hicom kira-kira 8.5km/h. 90km/h (Zon)
Bawah jambatan sebelum simpang USJ / Hicom di 10.5km
Selepas keluar dari tol KLIA ke lapangan terbang, di bawah Jalan Pekeliling
flyover.90km / hNKVE East / North Bound
300m sebelum tol Jalan Duta, 60km/h (zon)
Di sebalik halangan kemalangan di sebelah kiri apabila pergi ke arah tol Jalan Duta, di 24.9km 80km/h (zon)
Di bawah jambatan di Damansara Junction, 17.5km NKVE West / South Bound
Di sebalik halangan di sebelah kiri apabila keluar tol Jalan Duta dari KL, pada 25.3km dan 25.7km, 80km/h (zon)
Dari Jln Duta, di bawah jambatan, 23km, 80km/h (zon)
Dari Jln Duta, di terowong Sg Buloh persimpangan-Y, 22km
Di sebalik halangan n di Damansara Junction, 17.7km dan 16.8km
Di bawah jambatan keretapi di 11.2km
Di bawah jambatan di persimpangan Shah AlamKesas East Bound
Di bawah jambatan di 44.8km, turun bukit yang selepas simpang PuchongKesas West Bound
Di tepi Sg Besi Tol Bound Timur. Kuala LumpurCity
Jalan Duta; di bawah jejambat di persimpangan Damansara, 70km/h (zon)Klang
Jalan antara Klang dan Pelabuhan Klang. Ke Arah Klang arahan, pada kira-kira 13 km kilometer batu. 70km/h (zon)Pantai Timur
East terikat, turun bukit dijalankan selepas Raub persimpangan.
Maran, 60km/h (zon)
Paya Bungor, 70km/h (zon)JOHOR South Bound
Bawah jambatan selepas Yong Peng Utara persimpangan
Persimpangan Ayer Hitam
Persimpangan SedenakPERLIS, KEDAH DAN PULAU PINANGNorth Bound
Sekitar Ayer Hitam in 60km/h (zon)
Sebelum Perwaja Steel
Sg Petani persimpangan
Di Antara persimpangan Seberang Jaya dan Tol Sg DuaSouth Bound
Penang Bridge island akhir. Had laju 80km/h
Kira-kira 2 km sebelum Tol Juru had 90km/hPERAK North Bound
Bawah jambatan di 197.1km dan 198.8km, Simpang selepas Kamunting
Bawah jambatan di 204.3km, selepas simpang Kamunting
Bawah jambatan di 208km, sebelum simpang Junction
Bbawah jambatan di 214.8km, sebelum simpang Kamunting
Ipoh Vista Point pada kira-kira 263km. Had laju 80km/h
Bawah jambatan di 271km,simpang utara Ipoh
Bawah jambatan di 274.4km, simpang utara Ipoh South
Bawah jambatan di 286.9km, Simpang Pulai
Bawah jambatan di 296km, Gopeng
Bawah jambatan di 352.6km, selepas Sungkai
Bawah jambatan di 353km, Sungkai
Bawah jambatan di 373km, Slim RiverSouth Bound
Bawah jambatan di 199km, sebelum simpang Kamunting simpang
Bawah jambatan di 241.9km, at Kalau Kangsar
Bawah post tanda di 296.1km, sebelum Gopeng
Bawah jambatan di 297km, Gopeng
Bawah jambatan di 300km, selepas simpang Gopeng
Bawah jambatan di 308.6km, selepas Gopeng
Bawah jambatan di 372.6km, di SlimRiverSabak Bernam
KM. 64 T / INTAN – KLANG
KM. 62 T / INTAN – KLANG
KM. 60 T / INTAN – KLANG(KM.60 Sg.Nibong)
KM. 54 T / INTAN – KLANG
Kilometer 29.3th Jalan Klang-Teluk Intan
SUBANG JAYA KM 8,5 L / RAYA ELITE,
Bentong KM40 L / RAYA KL-Karak
Spt (B / Mertajam) KM 142,6 LRUS
Hulu SELANGOR (KKB), KM 400 LRUS
S / RIVER (B / SANDAKAN) KM 122 JLN IPOH-K/LUMPURJALAN PERSEKUTUAN
Bersebelahan Hotel Mint
Berdekatan Esso kat exit Salak Selatan
Berhadapan dengan Istana Negara
Berhadapan dengan Muzium Negara
Kawasan turun bukit selepas pekan Raub (Menghala Kuala Lipis)
2 km sebelum pekan Maran (Arah Kuantan)
Area Paya Bungor (Arah Kuantan)
Selepas exit ke Bentong (Menghala ke LPT)
Jalan Gambang – Kuantan (Turun bukit selepas Matrikulasi Pahang)
Berhadapan dengan Mini Malaysia Melaka (70km/j)
Berhadapan dengan Zoo Melaka (70 km/j)
Bawah jambatan dari Banting ke KLIA (80 km/j)
Berhadapan dengan Kolej Inti, Nilai
Persimpangan Sg Manggis menghala ke Klang (60 km/j)
Berhadapan Tesco Klang (70 km/j)
Jambatan berdekatan rumah MB Selangor kat Pasir Panjang (70km/j)
2 km selepas sempadan Perak-Selangor di Jalan Sabak Bernam (berdekatan kilang kelapa sawit)
Laluan bertingkat antara USM ke Bayan Lepas
Jelutong expressway berdekatan Tesco Pulau Pinang
MRR2 antara simpang Taman Melati & Wangsa Maju
MRR2 berhadapan Mikro CherasBerkaitan
Kilometer 1.13.5th Lebuhraya Ayer Keroh
Kilometer 33 Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kuantan
Kilometer 81 jalan Jerangau-Jabor
Kilometer 51 Jalan Alor Star-Butterworth
Kilometer 85.5th Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh
Kilometer 29.3th Jalan Klang-Teluk Intan
Kilometer 15 Jalan Tampin-Segamat
Kilometer 36 Jalan Kuantan-Kemaman
Seksyen 57, Jalan Kota Tinggi-Sg Rengit;Kilometer 10.184th Jalan Johor Bahru-Kuala Lumpur
83 Street dan kilometer 62 Gua Musang-Kuala Krai
Jelutong Expressway di Pulau Pinang
New Version of Speed trap on Malaysian Highways
What is this? It’s a hidden camera, a speed trap! In Malaysia.