Federal deputy traffic chief Asst Comm Mohd Fuad Abd Latiff said those caught on police cameras would still have to pay because the standard operating procedure then did not require warning signs.
“It was not a law requirement then for police to warn motorists of speed traps.
Those who have been issued summonses should immediately pay up,” he told The Star yesterday.
ACP Mohd Fuad said police had been putting up signboards to warn motorists about speed trap cameras even before amendments were made to the Road Transport (Camera-Recorded Offences) Rules 2012 in September this year.
“We have been practising this since Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar announced that there would no longer be hidden speed traps in April last year,” he said.
He said that before amendments, the law was silent on the need for warning signs.
It was reported that Khalid had ordered his officers to stop ambush-style traffic operations to make the force more transparent.
The Road Transport (Camera-Recorded Offences) Rules 2012 was amended to make it compulsory for signs to be erected to warn motorists of cameras to detect speeding and at traffic lights.
Fourteen cameras had been activated in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Perak under the Automated Enforcement System (AES), which became operational on Sept 23.
More than 79,000 summonses have been issued using the AES so far.
Source From : The Star