Each year, Malaysia has a new car on the road around 700,000 vehicles which is a big number per year for a new car due to most of Malaysian afford to buy a new car each year. And this is one of the factor og higher accidents rate. AES system will be implemented soon where cameras are located at each accidents prone area to record speed and road violation to prevent drivers from not following the rules. Read further news from Bernama below.
700,000 NEW CARS IN MALAYSIA EACH YEAR – CONTRIBUTE HIGHER ACCIDENTS RATE
PENANG, Feb 27 (Bernama) — An increase of 700,000 vehicles each year is among the contributory factors that lead to a higher accident rate, said Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri.
He said according to present Road Transport Department records there were 18.5 million vehicles registered in the country.
“The number increases the risk of accidents as everyone wants their own vehicle to the point of not placing importance on public transportation as compared to developed countries like South Korea,” he told reporters at the launch of the ‘Kempen Rakan Trafik’ campaign at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) here.
On the Automated Enforcement System (AES) to be implemented to reduce road accidents, Abdul Rahim said the government as a matter of policy had approved its use.
“The AES is a system where cameras are installed at high-accident prone areas to monitor speeding and record driving violations.
“For a start, 600-700 cameras will be installed in stages in areas identified in Peninsular Malaysia,” he said.
The AES system has been widely used in developed countries like the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.