JKJR will install more CCTV at selected places troughout the country.We hope that this action will reduce the accidents and reduce the traffic offenders in Malaysia.Read the full news from Bernama.
JKJR TO INSTALL 1,000 CCTV BY SEPT TO NAB TRAFFIC OFFENDERS.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — More than 1,000 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras would be installed on roads throughout the country to nab traffic offenders said Road Safety Department Director Datuk Suret Singh.
Suret Singh said the installation of CCTVs would be carried out in stages from May, with the installation of such CCTV cameras at 10 locations in Perak and Selangor.
“We are going to fix more than 1,000 CCTVs at selected locations throughout the country, especially at traffic lights and to curb speed violation among the road users,” he told reporters after signing a Memorandum of Understanding between JKJR and Tamil daily, Makkal Osai, here on Tuesday.
Suret Singh said JKJR was focused on pursuing a recommendation to build special lanes for motorcycles which can reduce fatalities involving motorcyclists and pillion riders by 85 per cent.
He said road accidents, especially those involving motorcyclists has been increasing due to the lack of special lanes for motorcycles.
“Most road accidents in our country involves motorcyclists because they don’t have a proper lane for the motorcycles and since there are no special lanes, most of them misuse their rights by riding on main roads.
“For now we are focusing on the need to build proper motorcycle lanes and we will make sure such lanes are build as soon as possible,” he said.
He added that poor road conditions and mechanical problems have also been identified as contributing factors for the increase in number of accidents.
“According to a survey carried out by JKJR, 30 per cent of the accidents are caused by mechanical problems, 30 per cent due to road conditions and 40 per cent human error,” said Suret Singh.