GEORGE TOWN: A group of some 200 people gathered at Komtar here this afternoon to voice their support for the implementation of Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras in Penang.
The group, made up of family members and friends of accident victims, urged Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to quit playing politics with the issue.
A spokesperson for the group, retiree G. Seamreasan, 57, said the cameras should be fixed in Penang to deter young drivers from speeding.
He said accidents due to speeding drivers were happening too often.
"We should have them. Even if the summonses imposed are high, they should not be made an excuse.
"The point is to make drivers wary of how they drive. If they are afraid of getting summonses, they will drive according to the speed limit," he said.
Members of the group also held up banners telling Lim not to play politics with people's lives, which were more valuable than votes.
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