Friday, 14 December 2012

AES cameras vandalised

Vandals struck at four Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras in Perak over the past two months.

Two cameras, located at KM205.6 of the North-South Expressway in Taiping Utara and KM85.5 of the Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur stretch near Sungkai, were sprayed with paint.

Two others at KM376 of the expressway in Slim River and at Jalan Pasir Puteh collapsed.

All four cameras, however, have since been repaired and are functioning again.

ATES Sdn Bhd Depot (Tapah) head Rashid Karim told reporters this after a briefing by the state Road Transport Department here yesterday.

“Police reports have been lodged on the four cases but no one has been arrested yet.

“In the meantime, our control centre will continue to detect cases of vandalism and will deploy our teams to repair the equipment,” he said.

Rashid said the AES provider was responsible for the maintenance of the cameras while the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (Sirim) was tasked with recalibrating the cameras once every eight months.

Meanwhile, state RTD director Ramli Awg Seberang, commenting on reports that motorists had found ways to avoid the AES trap, said it was an offence to cover one's registration number plate or to falsify their road tax.

”Offenders, if proven guilty, will be slapped with a minimum RM5,000 penalty,” he said, adding that the department had not received any report on the matter.


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