HULU TERENGGANU: The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has stressed that the implementation of the Automated Enforcement System (AES) can help reduce the number of fatal accidents in the country and losses borne by the government due to road accidents.
JPJ deputy director-general Datuk Ismail Ahmad said last year, 6,877 peoplewere killed in about 500,000 road accident cases nationwide, causing the government to incur losses nearly RM9 billion.
"The authorities have done a detailed study of 831 areas identified as accident prone since five years ago before the AES was implemented. "Therefore, the people do not have to worry and not think the system is troublesome but an effort to save them from continuing to bevictims of road accidents," he told reporters after launching of a "OneCommunity One JPJ" in Kuala Telemong here today.
Also present were Hulu Terengganu Umno division chief Datuk Tengku PuteraTengku Awang, Terengganu JPJ director Abdul Rahman Emang Anyie and Telemongstate assemblyman Rozi Mamat. -- BERNAMA