AES cameras zooming at the wrong spot?

KUCHING: A proper study to determine the best locations for Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras must be done soon to prevent traffic chaos.

Wanita PKR vice chief Voon Shiak Ni claimed that AES cameras erected after the Mile 9 traffic light near here had frustrated many motorists due to its ‘inappropriate location’.

“The AES camera is not suitable because there are no schools and pedestrians paths in that area,” she told a press conference at PKR Stampin office yesterday.

“After the traffic lights there is a four-lane main road and the speed limit will cause massive traffic jams because cars would have to slow down after the traffic lights.”

Voon added that the speed limit of 50kmh was “not reasonable for smooth traffic flow.”

“We call on the government to make a proper study of the locations and to give priority to areas with schools nearby and accident prone areas,” she suggested.

“We feel that more appropriate locations would be along the Kuching-Serian road at Mile 14, Mile 17 near Siburan school, and the accident-prone Mile 24.”

Voon also called for a review of the RM300 summon imposed for speeding, adding that not many people could afford the amount.

She was also anxious to know if considerations were given to those in an emergency.

“Road improvements and proper road maintenance are alternative ways to reduce road accidents, and it is a long term plan for all the road users without increasing the people’s burden.”

Source From : Borneo Post

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