Latest Post

New rates for AES summons (Updated)

PUTRAJAYA (Oct 10, 2013): The Road Transport Department (RTD) has issued new discounted rates for summonses under the AES.
Its director-general Datuk Ismail Ahmad said the rates worked on the principle of "the more you delay, the more you pay".
"It is RM150 if you settle the summons within 14 days (from the date of issue) and RM200 within the next two weeks. Those settling the summons after one month will have to pay the maximum fine of RM300.
"However, the rate will be a fixed RM300 if one is caught speeding in excess of the speed limit by more than 40km/h," he said at a press conference at RTD headquarters here today.
Ismail said the discounted rates were only applicable to summonses issued on and after Sept 18.
"All AES summonses before Sept 18 will follow the old rate of RM300 for both speeding and traffic light offences," he added.
Ismail said if a summons is still not settled three months after issuance, the offender will be taken to court.
He said those who have received summonses from Sept 18 may settle their payments now and the summons dates would be counted from Oct 10 and not from the original date of issuance.
Ismail said nearly 700,000 summonses have been issued since the AES was implemented.
"The government will be taking over the AES by next year. Until then, all summonses paid will go to the concessionaire.
"Once the takeover is done, the new system, which is expected to begin next year, will introduce demerit points to encourage traffic offenders to settle their summonses as soon as possible and enhance the effectiveness of traffic enforcement," he said.
He added the demerit points are not just for AES offences, which is only for traffic light violation and speeding, but for 21 other types of traffic offences.
Source : The Sun daily

RM150 fine for new AES summonses

PUTRAJAYA: New summonses issued under the Automated En­­forcement System (AES) will carry a fine of RM150 effective immediately, said Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.
He said the fine would increase gradually to the maximum of RM300 if the offender delays settling the summons.
Previously, the penalty was a flat rate of RM300.
“It’s similar to the method used by the police, whereby the longer one delays in paying, the more one has to pay,” he told newsmen after chairing the AES steering committee meeting here yesterday.
Hishammuddin also said following the decision to hand over the enforcement of the system to the police, AES summonses would be issued by them.
“They will have access to the control centre where the driver or vehicle owner is identified using the Road Transport Department (JPJ) database.
“JPJ will assist the enforcement of the law through its Kejara demerit point system,” he said.
On summonses already issued before this, Hishammuddin said the Government needed more time to resolve the matter, and the decision by the Attorney-General’s Chambers to freeze all court proceedings related to AES-related summonses still stands.
Two concessionaires – Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd and ATES Sdn Bhd – were originally awarded the contract to set up the system.
Taking over from the two concessionaires would be the newly set-up AES Solution Sdn Bhd, a government-owned company under the Ministry of Finance Incorporated.
“We will be taking over all their assets, liabilities and system. And yes, we will have to pay compensation,” he said, adding that due diligence would be conducted by a third party.
“An independent auditor will be appointed to evaluate the worth of the companies to ensure transparency. Under my watch, nobody is going to profit from this (take-over).”
It was reported that the two companies would be spending between RM300mil and RM400mil each to set up the system, including installing cameras at 831 locations nationwide.
They began operations on Sept 23 last year with 14 cameras installed in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Perak, with nationwide installation expected to be completed this year.
The system captures still and moving images of vehicles caught speeding or beating traffic lights.

AES to be operated by AES Solutions Sdn Bhd

It’s confirmed – the Automated Enforcement System (AES) will be taken over from private operators ATES and Beta Tegap and will be operated by a government-owned company, AES Solutions Sdn Bhd. This was revealed at a Pemandu press conference in Putrajaya today.
A quick check with the SSM database reveals that AES Solutions was incorporated on September 2, 2013 and has two directors (not shareholders) listed – Maamor Che Alias and Datuk Kamal Mohd Ali. These two directors are listed as part of the senior management of Prokhas, a company wholly owned by the Ministry of Finance.
We reported earlier this week that AES operations have been handed over to PDRM. The controversial AES system was initially outsourced to two private companies, ATES and Beta Tegap. Beta Tegap was supposed to run AES for the southern region, while ATES would be responsible for the rest of the country, including Sabah and Sarawak.
The question that everyone has on their mind right now, but has yet to be answered is this – how much were ATES and Beta Tegap compensated for this transition? It was reported earlier that the AES system would cost an estimated RM300 to RM400 million to build up.
The AES is a network of automatic speed cameras which are supposed to ‘monitor’ traffic in 831 “black spot” areas on highways in addition to stretches of state and federal roads. These locations have been identified by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) as having the highest number of fatal accidents. 
Source From : Paul

AES – operations officially handed over to PDRM

Some news about the Automated Enforcement System (AES) – it will now be run by the police, Bernamareports. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that all operational aspects of the system have been handed over to Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM).
“I confirm that the AES has been officially handed over to the police. It’s now in force at all locations where the cameras are installed,” he told reporters at an event during the weekend. Thus far, 14 AES cameras are operational in the country – the pilot project units are placed in seven locations in northern Zon A and seven places in central Zon B.
Last month, it was reported that the federal government was looking into taking over the operation and enforcement of the system from the two concessionaires which were appointed to run it. A steering committee was appointed to discuss the matter and determine the direction and expansion of the the AES.
Initially, two private companies, Beta Tegap and ATES, were appointed to run the RM700 million project. Beta Tegap, utilising equipment from Australian-based Redflex Traffic Systems, was supposed to run AES for the southern region, while ATES, which opted for equipment from German company Jenoptik Robot, would be responsible for the rest of the country, including Sabah and Sarawak.
Earlier in July, a news report indicated that as many as 1,079 AES cameras are to be installed nationwide – their locations have yet to be identified, but would be determined by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety and Research (MIROS) in the near future.
Last year, at the advent of the system’s introduction, it was announced that the cameras were set to be deployed in 831 “black spot” areas on highways as well as stretches of state and federal roads.

Hisham: Govt set to take over AES

PUTRAJAYA: The Government is set to take over the operation and enforcement of the controversial Automated Enforcement System (AES).
The AES is to be managed by a wholly-owned government company, Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein announced yesterday.
He said the takeover proposal followed strong public objections on “who was implementing the system and collecting the fines”.
“The people are unhappy that a third party was enforcing the system and collecting fines.
“We concluded that it (the objections) was not about the system and I hope this will be a fair decision,” he said.
Hishammuddin, who will table the proposal at the Cabinet meeting today. said it would also include amending the Revenue Sharing agreement to ensure transparency, fairness and a just system for all parties.
On summonses already issued, he said a legal sub-committee headed by Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail would discuss and decide whether to write them off or proceed with legal action.
“And if we decide to write off, what about those who had paid the fines?
“All these will be sorted out soon, including the compensation that the Government may have to pay to the companies involved, which is handled by the Finance Ministry,” he said.
The AES is currently under the management of two private firms, ATES Sdn Bhd and Beta Tegap Sdn Bhd.
The system captures pictures and video images of vehicles speeding or beating traffic lights in targeted areas and, based on the data collected, the Road Transport Department then issues summonses to the offenders.
The system began on Sept 23 last year with 14 cameras installed in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Perak.
Another 404 cameras will be installed under a roll-out plan scheduled on Sept 22.
Its implementation received strong objection from the public. Early this year, the A-G’s Chambers decided to freeze all court proceedings related to summonses issued under the AES after legal concerns were raised by certain groups.

Source From : The Star

AES status quo until all aspects discussed

KUALA LUMPUR: The Automated Enforcement System (AES) will be status quo, until all aspects of the system have been discussed, said acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. 

He said the decision was made at an Economic Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Monday.
 "We will not make any drastic decisions until all angles are thought through by the Ministry of Transport and those involved directly.

"And today we have involved the leadership and other agencies, including the finance and Bank Negara. We want to handle it in an inclusive and transparent manner and keep the public safe on the road," he told reporters at the Rural and Regional Development Ministry's Aidilfitri open house at Wisma Felcra here.
He said the hot topic among Malaysians was not an easily resolved issue but assured that it would be decided in a manner fair to all. 

Last July, Hishammuddin said the AES summons were still in force despite the postponed prosecution process and that the summons should be settled because they were issued in accordance with the law. 

However, on Aug 2, he said the summons issue would be discussed in further detail after Hari Raya while stressing that the AES speed trap operations would still be conducted by the Road Transport Department and police. 

The AES system, among others, aims at reducing road accidents and so far is operational at 14 locations in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. - Bernama

Source From : The Star

Kerajaan Kedah sokong laksana AES

ALOR SETAR - Kerajaan Kedah menyokong semua langkah yang diambil oleh pihak berkuasa untuk mengurangkan kadar kemalangan jalan raya termasuk pelaksanaan Sistem Penguatkuasaan Automatik (AES).

Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir berkata yang penting adalah keselamatan orang ramai di jalan raya berbanding isu-isu lain yang dibangkitkan mengenai AES.

Keadaan keselamatan di jalan raya sekarang sudah terlalu mendesak yang disebabkan sikap pemandu sendiri, kerana jika dibanding dengan negara lain yang lebih banyak bilangan kenderaan, kadar kemalangan lebih rendah, katanya kepada pemberita selepas menerima kunjungan Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, di sini hari ini.

Menurut Mukhriz, dalam perbincangan beliau dengan Khalid hari ini, mereka menyentuh mengenai pusat hiburan yang beroperasi di Kedah dan beliau memberi jaminan kerajaan negeri tidak akan bertolak-ansur terhadap pusat hiburan yang melanggar peraturan.

"Kami akan sokong segala usaha oleh polis untuk ambil tindakan terhadap mana-mana premis hiburan yang melanggar undang-undang. Walaupun ada rayuan kalau terbukti melanggar undang-undang kami sokong tindakan tegas oleh polis," katanya.

Mengenai kedudukan Kedah sebagai negeri bersempadan dengan negara jiran, beliau melahirkan kebimbangannya jika berlaku kes-kes penyeludupan khususnya yang melibatkan senjata api.

"Saya faham memang payah nak periksa setiap orang dan kenderaan yang memasuki sempadan kita. Perlu cara untuk mengelakkan barang-barang tidak diingini masuk ke negara kita," katanya.

Berkenaan cadangan Kementerian Dalam Negeri untuk memasang mesin pengimbas di kawasan pintu masuk negara, Mukhriz berkata pihak kerajaan negeri mengalu-alukan langkah itu terutama bagi mengekang penyeludupan seperti senjata api dan dadah. - Bernama

Source From : SinarHarian
Copyright © 2011. AES Detector - All Rights Reserved
Proudly powered by Blogger