SHAH ALAM, 20 Nov: The Automated Enforcement System (AES) has been claimed to be inaccurate in identifying vehicles that go over the speed limit because even vehicles that drive under the speed limit are summoned.
Static issues concerning the AES cameras have caused it to capture vehicles that are within the speed limit but are in front of the camera the same time it captures a fast vehicle.
The claim was made yesterday by the Local Government, Research and Development Committee Exco member, Ronnie Liu.
Ronnie said that he found out through a research done lately, including video recordings at an AES site in Selangor.
“These cameras are not like the JPJ (Road Transport Department) or the traffic police cameras which capture only the fast cars. For the AES, there are static problems.”
“If you drive slowly, without going over the speed limit and someone else (going over the speed limit) overtakes at that very moment, the camera ‘flash’ will capture the picture of all the cars in the area.”
“If there are three vehicles at that very moment, all three cars, including their drivers will be captured, including the one car that went over the speed limit,” Ronnie said.
Ronnie also informed that the exact location of the AES cameras were under the jurisdiction of the Sepang Municipal Council (MPSp) and not the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj); as earlier stated.
According to him, 14 more notices that have been issued by MPKj to take down the AES cameras, have been withdrawn.
“I apologise that before this, there were mistakes. The 14 day notice has been reissued by MPSp,” he added.
He also informed that the MPSp officers are ready to come forward as witnesses in court should they be called up in hearings involving AES summons.