Awa traffic system is still in effect, says deputy transport minister


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Automated Awareness and Safety System (Awas), formerly known as the Automatic Application System (AES), still operates and is applied based on standard operating procedures and guidelines set by the Department of Road Transport (JPJ).

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Henry Sum Agong said revenue collected from paying Awas compounds or fines from September 1, 2018 to September 30 this year was over RM 9 million.

“The main objective of Awas is to change mentalities (on road safety) and to provide education and raise public awareness to respect the highway code for the safety and well-being of all road users. road.

“As of September 1, 2018, all aspects of the operation, maintenance, development and application of the Awa have been fully taken care of by the Ministry of Transport through JPJ,” he said. during the question-and-answer session in the Dewan Negara on Wednesday (October 20).

He said this in response to a question from Senator Datuk Othman Aziz who wanted to know the amount of collection obtained from Awas due to the misconduct of the drivers and whether it would be reintroduced.

Henry said that in 2018, a total of 84,116 calls were issued involving 77,233 speeding calls while 6,883 involved red lights.

“(However) the settlement rate (for all the summons concerned) is relatively low, that is to say that for the speed limit violations, only 10,604 (summons) were settled while for the traffic violations. traffic lights, only 1,703, “he said. – Bernama

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