Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri said the drop showed that electronic enforcement could educate motorists to adhere to traffic rule in the short period of time that the system had been in use.
"For example, at Km301 of the Kajang PLUS Expressway, the images of offences recorded decreased by 77.25 per cent between Oct 1 and Nov 16," he said in reply to a question from Senator Datuk Abdul Rahman Bakar on the efficiency of implementing the AES.
Abdul Rahim said that based on observation and statistics from the Road Transport Department, motorists were now more inclined to use the left lane compared to the faster right lane.
"International studies show that the number of vehicles exceeding the speed limit will drop by 70 per cent through this enforcement and can reduce road fatalities by between 17 and 71 per cent, as well as reduce road accidents by 40 per cent," he said.
Meanwhile, he said the government would proceed with the installation of 1,093 more AES cameras in 831 locations nationwide under an exercise that was expected to be completed by the end of next year.
On the number of AES summonses, Abdul Rahim said a total of 256,899 summonses were issued up to Nov 26.
"Of these, 243,545 summonses were issued for speeding and 13,354 for running the red light," he added.
Source From : BERNAMA